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Sheriff’s office donates to Pineland

Contributed report

Troup County sheriff’s officials hand a check to officials with the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Home Pineland on Monday from funds raised at the annual sheriff’s office car show on May 7. From left are sheriff’s Maj. Charles Nixon, car show coordinator; Sheriff James Woodruff; Brenda Prophett, Pineland office manager; Wayne Pittman, Pineland resident director; sheriff’s officials Joy Burnham, Shelly Downs and Chief Deputy Jon Whitney.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/05/web1_DSCF7236.jpgTroup County sheriff’s officials hand a check to officials with the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Home Pineland on Monday from funds raised at the annual sheriff’s office car show on May 7. From left are sheriff’s Maj. Charles Nixon, car show coordinator; Sheriff James Woodruff; Brenda Prophett, Pineland office manager; Wayne Pittman, Pineland resident director; sheriff’s officials Joy Burnham, Shelly Downs and Chief Deputy Jon Whitney.

Contributed | Troup County Sheriff’s Office

LaGRANGE — The Troup County Sheriff’s Office on Monday presented to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Home Pineland a $13,000 check from the proceeds generated by the sheriff’s seventh annual car show on May 7.

This year’s car show once again topped the amount of money raised from the previous year and also had a record turnout of more than 200 entries.

“Pineland is such a unique facility, and the staff do a tremendous job working with the young men who call Pineland home,” said Sheriff James Woodruff. “And it is because of the support this community and those from elsewhere have given us over the years that they are able to provide those services. I also want to thank the men and women of the Troup County Sheriff’s Office for donating their time and skills to make this event a great success.”

Sheriff’s Maj. Charles Nixon, car show coordinator, and Sheriff James Woodruff handed over the check to Brenda Prophett, Pineland office manager, and Wayne Pittman, Pineland resident director, along with sheriff’s officials Joy Burnham, Shelly Downs and Chief Deputy Jon Whitney. Other Sheriff’s Office employees who volunteered during the car show include Mike Stewart, Brandie Newsome, Jason Newsome, Nancy McCormick, Mike Ellington, Kelli Ellington, Wanda Bhachech, Stewart Smith, Jeff Duran, Tasha Hubbard, Michael Caldwell and Marty Reeves.

From a press release submitted by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office. Submit your organization’s press release to editor Matthew Strother at mstrother@civitasmedia.com.