Local business steps up to help out Girl Scouts

Published: Jul. 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM EDT
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PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT)- Days after a thief stole their fundraising money...some area Girl Scouts got it back. All thanks to the kindness of an area business.

The scouts were invited to a show at the Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge, on Thursday night.

But what they didn't know...the Opry's parent company, Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group, had a surprise waiting for them. The company gave the scouts a check for four thousand dollars...replacing the stolen money.

On the Fourth of July, the the Girl Scouts held a fundraiser at Patriot Park during the holiday festivities. Someone grabbed the box holding the estimated four thousand dollars the girls had raised and ran off.

Fee/Hedrick's President and CEO, David Fee said, "I think there are lots of good hearted people. We just happened to be a successful business and are able to do somethings that others may wish they could do."

Scout leader, Jerri Ewell said, "Number one it's renewed all of our faith in our community. It truly has. And number two, it means we are going to still get to do the things that we've wanted to do."

The money will go towards, scholarships, training and uniforms.

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