Leesburg Scout Tops Popcorn Sales Again

Town resident Matthew Melvin has again outpaced thousands of other Boy Scouts in the National Capital region in annual popcorn sales.

Proud mom Andrea Melvin shared with Loudoun Now that 11-year-old Matthew, a fifth grader at Frances Hazel Reid Elementary, raked in $17,305 in popcorn sales during the Scouts’ annual campaign in 2015. This marked the second year in a row that Matthew was the top popcorn seller in the National Capital Area Council and the figure also made him the top seller in the entire Northeast region and the fifth top-selling Scout in the nation. For his efforts, Matthew was again given the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game, which he did in the April 23 game versus the Minnesota Twins, as well as being gifted with a two-person kayak.

According to mom, Matthew had more than 600 customers in 2015, and personally went door to door to sell each kernel.

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