Anthony Aldrich II can already claim to be the king of popcorn salesmen in the Boy Scouts after leading the nation in sales last year.
Now the 14-year-old wants to become the first to do it two
Aldrich sold more than $19,000 worth of gourmet popcorn last
year. Now the freshman at Myers Park High School in Charlotte is
trying to sell $23,000 worth of microwave popcorn by midnight
Monday. That's the cutoff for this year's fundraising competition.
Aldrich hit the $22,000 mark Saturday by selling to tailgaters
in downtown Charlotte for the Carolina Panthers' game against the
Popcorn sales help fund local Scout councils for various
projects. Top-selling Scouts can earn prizes and get money applied
to a college scholarship fund.