The Newnan Times-Herald

Opinion

Appreciation luncheon demonstrates legacy of philanthropy


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 23, 2019 - 4:47 PM

This Thursday, hundreds of members of Coweta’s public safety community will gather at the Coweta County Fairgrounds for the annual Public Safety Appreciation Luncheon.

The event, now in its 21st year, is hosted by the Newnan Public Safety Committee and is open to all divisions of public safety.

The luncheon isn’t about awards or speeches, but simply a way to unite the local public safety departments and provide a meal and fellowship for those who keep our county safe.

It’s also another example of the ongoing tradition of philanthropy in Coweta County.

For over two decades, the group’s mission has remained simple – assist those in public safety. This could include the acquisition of new equipment many budgets might not have room for,  but it also includes a safety net for public safety families experiencing hard times.

Last year, the group donated thousands of dollars toward ongoing medical needs and awarded scholarships to high school graduates who are the children of public safety employees.

On Thursday, public safety workers will be joined and served by those who want to show their appreciation through volunteering their time and effort.

Along with a luncheon prepared by our warden and prison system, a dessert table that can be measured in yards –not feet – will be filled with treats donated by members of our community.

You still have the opportunity to contribute by dropping off deserts at the Coweta County Fairgrounds on Pine Road by 10:30 a.m. this Thursday.

We’re grateful to live in a community where appreciation and assistance for our first-responders remain a priority, and we applaud those who keep this tradition going.