Heartfelt deliveries

Published 10:51 pm Monday, January 30, 2012

Troop to deliver hearts for Valentine’s Day

If your significant other is bored with the same old flowers and candy for Valentine’s Day, there’s another option this year that also will benefit a local Boy Scout troop.

The troop is selling “heart attacks” as a fundraiser. The troop will descend upon the home designated by the purchaser to place heart cutouts, balloons, banners, garland and other Valentine’s decorations on the front lawn.

“This is something different to do,” said Cindy Fegley, cubmaster for Troop 1929. “It’s a chance to give the community a different way of approaching the holiday.”

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People can purchase different levels of attacks, based on how many hearts, balloons and other items they want in their target’s yard.

“As one of our boys put it, it’s like you throw a grenade in somebody’s yard, and when it explodes, it leaves hearts everywhere,” Fegley said. “I guess you could say the troop is the grenade we’ll be throwing.”

Fegley said the boys will make every attempt to surprise the recipient by asking the purchaser for their schedule.

“We want to make sure somebody knows we’re coming, but not the person who’s supposed to be receiving it,” she said.

Orders must be placed by Friday. Cash, check or credit cards will be accepted. Hearts will be delivered only within the city and its surrounding areas, such as Carrollton.

The hearts will be delivered between Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. and Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

To place an order or for more information, email cindy.scouting@charter.net or call 334-2464.

In addition, Fegley is selling discounted Norfolk Admirals tickets for the Scouts Fill the Stands night on Feb. 11. The game will have a Scout honor guard presenting the colors before the game, a Scout dropping the puck to start the game, Scouts riding Zambonis and more. Tickets are on sale through Feb. 7.