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A lucky boy

Aspen Times Staff

Gavan Brouillette

A potentially sad story ended well for an 11-year-old Boy Scout who lost $300 Tuesday in Aspen.The money Gavan Brouillette lost while selling wreaths to raise funds for his New Castle Boy Scout troop turned up – and will be returned today. The manager at Salon Tullio at 208 E. Main St., reportedly found the envelope containing the money tucked in front of the salon. The envelope was important to Gavan because it contained all the contact information he needed to deliver the wreaths he’d sold.After reading about Gavan’s plight in The Aspen Times, someone from the salon called Gavan’s father, David Souders, and told him the money and the envelope were safe.Souders said that four good Samaritans called earlier in the day and offered to give Gavan $300 if the money wasn’t found.Gavan plans to be back in town next week to sell more wreaths. Asked if there is a lesson from his good fortune, Gavan paused for about a half-second and said, “Yeah, believe in the good in people.”

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