Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Resident men of Vernon Woods Retirement Community helped to fill a community need by raising funds for the Troup County Homeless Coalition. They raised the funds through a benefit barbecue prepared by chef Jeffery Tucker. The men presented $1,236 to aid the funding of ‘Matthew’s Place,’ a new men’s shelter and the Emmaus House of LaGrange. Shown seated from left are Owen Holleran, Bill Addison, Chef Jeffery Tucker and Bruce Smith. Standing are Jessica David, administrator of Emmaus House; John Lancaster; Elmo Bradfield; Jimmy Pruitt, chairman of the Emmaus Shelter board; Fred Jones; Jim Fowler; and Dottie Fonte, Fit For You instructor.