Weaver Popcorn Company donates popcorn to the 183rd

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  • By Senior Airman Chasity Johnson
  • 183rd Fighter Wing
Weaver Popcorn Company, with the assistance of the Boy Scouts of America, donated a can of popcorn to each member of the 183rd Fighter Wing on March 7 in an endeavor to express their appreciation for our service.

Boy Scouts sell popcorn in order to fund their annual programs and activities, and to learn the valuable lesson of self-reliance.

Since its inception, boy scouting has been deeply rooted in the concept of doing for others. "Do a good turn daily" is a core Boy Scouts precept just as "Service before self" is an Air Force Core Value.

While selling popcorn to their supporters, Boy Scouts ask customers if they are interested in buying a can for a servicemember. If they are, the order is filled through Weaver Popcorn Company, the Indiana-based, family-owned company. Weaver Popcorn Company then coordinates the delivery of the popcorn to servicemembers on bases across the United States.

A representative from the company organized the distribution of the popcorn to members of the unit with Joe Ward, 183rd Family Readiness Group manager. The popcorn arrived to the base, five days after the company made initial contact with family readiness.

"It's really nice of them to show their appreciation to us," said Airman 1st Class Dezire Renfro, a communications specialist with the 183rd Air Support Squadron. "It's great to know that people are noticing what we do out here."