SYRACUSE — The Loyalty is Forever team is once again rallying friends and neighbors in support of Sheriff Keith Wood and his staff at the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.
For the third consecutive year, this group has worked to promote a specific goal or target a program to bring to the sheriff’s office, one which benefits the citizens of the County. In previous years, efforts included a K-9 fundraiser and a Kids Identity Safe fundraiser.
The Loyalty is Forever team, a local non-profit, has repeatedly partnered with local law enforcement primarily because they believe in the sheriff, his department, and the progress that has been recognized in our county, in the form of battling drugs and implementing new programs.
“We feel passionately that Meigs County should be a safe place to live,” non-profit representative Lori Miller said. “We want to help with any gap in funding for programs to find our loved ones when lost, fight the battle on drugs, or assist with purchasing neccesary gear to keep the deputies safe while serving our county.”
The new campaign is targeted at helping support and promote a program available in the county known as Project Lifesaver. Additionally, monies raised will continue to support the sheriff’s office with the youth programs and the fight the battle against drugs.
Project Lifesaver is designed to track and rescue people with cognitive conditions who tend to wander. This service answers a critical need for protecting people at risk of wandering away from home. Many people are not even aware of this service available in the county and the sheriff’s office’s role is in maintaining it. For more information on Project Lifesaver, contact the Area Agency on Aging at 800-331-2644 or visit the website at www.areaagency8.org.
The main fundraising effort for this year’s objective will be the second annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Thirty-One & Basket Games, to be held at the Syracuse Community Center on Dec. 3. Homemade dinner items including chicken and noodles will be available at 5 p.m. when doors open, with games starting at 6 p.m.
Multiple vendors will be on hand as well as many door prizes, so there will be more fun than just your chance to win throughout the evening. The night includes a friendly “Ugly Christmas Sweater” contest for all of those brave enough to don their Ugly Christmas Sweater. Meigs County Commissioner Randy Smith will once again volunteer as Bingo caller.