Smoke wafted across Providence Road from this year’s annual barbecue fundraiser operated by Boy Scout Troop 11 in the parking lot of Providence United Methodist Church at 2810 Providence Road in Charlotte. It is the troop’s largest fundraiser and helps to support its activities, with the money raised going toward outdoor equipment and supplies, scholarships for summer Scout camps, and financial aid to ensure that no child is denied the opportunity to participate in Scouting.
Barbecue was available for pickup 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and will be available 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Charlotte’s Boy Scout Troop 11 plays an active role in its community. The troop dedicates hundreds of service hours each year to programs such as Room in the Inn, Loaves and Fishes food bank, the Big Sweep stream cleanup and other Eagle Scout projects. The troop’s Scouts are year-round hikers and backpackers throughout the mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Bert Fox