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Yakima Scouts Sell Popcorn for U.S. Troops

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YAKIMA--Operation:  Popcorn is underway.   Boy and Cub Scouts throughout the Yakima Valley are selling popcorn.   It is their traditional annual fundraiser.   They are selling door-to-door and in front of local stores. 

Most of the money goes to local scout troops, but there is a new twist:  they are taking donations for U.S. troops.   For 25 dollars people can send a snack to soldiers overseas.

"They can order a can of popcorn to be sent to an active military family in Kuwait or in Afghanistan or anywhere around the world," Sheryl Opfer, mother of a scout and Popcorn Colonel for Pack 266, said.

This is the second year scouts have sold popcorn for the troops.   In 2007 they shipped more than 300 tons of popcorn overseas.

111 people in Yakima donated to the military last year.   The Boy Scouts hope to double that figure this time around.

Scouts will be selling popcorn until October 29.