Letter to the editor: Thank you to sponsors who retained support of Scout mission


As a result of COVID-19, unfortunately the Henry Shelor BBQ Cook-off to benefit the Boy Scouts of America event was cancelled, and we are unable to reschedule this year.

Scouting continues, our units are having meetings using teleconferencing, our Scouts have been taking Merit Badges online, and some units have even had virtual campouts. We are grateful of the support the Sumter community has given the Boy Scouts of America by supporting and attending our annual barbecue event.

We appreciate our sponsors who permitted us to retain their support to continue our mission. Gold: Affiche Services, Creech Holding, Pilgrim's Pride, Shaw Parkway Storage and Sub Station II; Silver: Avant Realty, Elmore Cannon Stephens, FTC, Heart of Sumter Neighborhood Association, Jennings & Jennings Law Firm, Mcleod Farming, Merchant Iron Works, R & M Remodeling, Rep. Murrell Smith, S & B Construction, SAFE Federal Credit Union, Security Management, Shaw Spouses' Club and Sumter Casket Co.; Bronze: Advance Doors, Allstate (Ernest Sessions), Bill Stokes, Bogdan Zlotnicki, Butler Fire Men Clothing, Chick-Fil-A, Colonial Family Practice (Clay Lowder), Cooper Wilson (McLeod Law Firm), Creech Roddey Watson Insurance, Daniel Wealth Management, Dinkins Auction, Dr. Andy Reynolds, Dr. Edward Duffy, Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home, ERA Wilder Realty, Guignard Diner, Hacquard & Compton Inc., Hastie Law Firm, John Howlett, Joyner Tesco Tax Services, Nationwide Insurance (Greg Kight), Norman Williams, Oxendine Lawn Care, Palmetto Family Dentistry, Physicians Health & Injury, Players & McMillan Law Firm, Reliable Medical Supplies, Sonic, State Farm (Tammy Kelly), Steve Corley, Sumter Coatings, Sumter Cut Rate, Sumter Insurance Group, T. Muller Electric, Thomas Media (Darrin Thomas), Tim's Auto Parts and Walter Newman. Because of your help we can provide needed support to the 2020 Boy Scout activities.

We look forward to your continued support "2021 Henry Shelor BBQ Cook-off to benefit the Boy Scouts of America, March 26 and March 27".

Glenn Button, Cleo Klopfleisch, Emil Wodicka, Harold Chandler, Mike Hodge, Jake Cooper, Tara Holberg, Johnathan Smith, Arland Compton, Michael Hesbach, and Sherry Spevack

The 2020 Boy Scout BBQ Committee