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Troop 21 Scout Brendin Adams picks up four of the ham dinners he’s about to serve to Dempsey Center clients at the annual Dempsey Center Easter Dinner, hosted by the Albert J. Breault V.F.W. Post 1523, of Putnam. The Putnam Boy Scout troop has waited tables at the event for more than 15 years. Photo: John D. Ryan.
PUTNAM — Boy Scouts take an oath “to help other people at all times.” Scouts from Troop 21 in Putnam put their oath into practice recently, when they volunteered to help to serve Easter ham dinners to 61 clients of Putnam’s John Dempsey Center. The annual dinner was hosted by the Albert J. Breault V.F.W. Post 1523 on Providence Street the Sunday before Easter. Troop 21 has waited tables at the post’s event, as well as at a similar dinner at Thanksgiving, for more than 15 years.
Operated by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services, the Dempsey Center provides services to people with intellectual disabilities.
V.F.W. Easter Dinner Chairman Charles L. Mahoney, of Putnam, looks forward to seeing Troop 21 every year.
“The Scouts do a great job for the people we’re serving,” Mahoney said. “They’re well trained and they’re happy to be here. It makes a big difference for us.”