ICC to honor boy scouts/girl scouts the next two weeks

Itawamba Community College will host its annual “Boy Scouts Appreciation Night” Thursday night at its home basketball games against East Central. All scouts, who wear their uniforms, and their families along with their leaders and their families will be admitted for free to the doubleheader at the Davis Event Center.

The Lady Indians contest against the Lady Warriors tips off at 5:30 p.m. with the men’s matchup to follow at 7:30 p.m.

The following Thursday night, Dec. 17, ICC will host its annual “Girl Scouts Appreciation Night” at its home basketball games against Motlow State (Tenn.). All of the young ladies, who wear their uniforms, and their families along with their leaders and their families will be admitted for free to the two games beginning at 5:30 with the women’s game.

“These are always two really fun nights for the scouts in our area,” said ICC director of marketing and sports information Will Kollmeyer. “We enjoy hosting them for a night of basketball on us at one of the top basketball venues in this part of the country and they love to show up in large numbers and cheer on our Indians and Lady Indians.”

Itawamba Community College will also continue its partnership with Toys for Tots on those two nights to ensure that needy children in its five-county service district will have Christmas presents this year.

Those who bring a new toy to ICC’s basketball games on December 10 and 17 will receive free admission.

“I was very happy with the amount of toys ICC was able to collect for us on the first night (Nov. 30). We need toys especially for children ages 2-10 years, but any age toys will be accepted,” said Charles Adkins, Toys for Tots area coordinator. The organization distributed more than 1,000 toys last year.

Toys for Tots is a U.S. Marine Corps-sanctioned organization, and since there is no branch in this area, Adkins and other Marine veterans are coordinating the effort.

For more information, call (662) 862-8244.

ICC Media Relations