December 25, 2008
Letter To The Editor
Helping during holidays:
Marshall County Correctional Facility has been working hard to help others even with this bad economy. I thought I would share some of the things we have been doing with the hope you might consider doing an article on us. As a prison we really could use all of the positive publicity we can get.
On November 25 our staff prepared a Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless people at New Hope Village. There were 26 people there and 16 were children. The staff prepared turkey and dressing, with gravy and cranberry sauce, green beans, macaroni and cheese, rolls, and soft drinks and juice for the children. For dessert there was homemade chocolate cake, caramel cake and sweet potato pie. The dinners were individually packaged and delivered. The people there were very appreciative. This was something that the staff did out of their own pockets and hearts.
On December 1, Marshall County Correctional Facility adopted 32 children from the DHS program to purchase Christmas gifts for the needy children in the community. Again this is from our own pockets and hearts. There has been an overwhelming response from our staff.
It really feels good to know these children will have a nice Christmas. Our facility was hesitant at first to commit to doing this because we are struggling so to provide for our own children Christmas gifts this year, but so many of us here have at some time in our lives been through some very hard Christmas. We will be wrapping our gifts on December 17 and DHS will be picking up the gifts on Friday, December 19.
On December 6, Marshall County Correctional Facility entered the Holly Springs Christmas Parade. MCCF won first place with their float “The Magic of Christmas in a Winter Wonderland.” Many fun hours were put into decorating the float.
Marshall County Correctional Facility has a very caring staff. Whenever there is a need within our facility staff, we pull together to help each other. It is more like a family here that supports each other with prayer, comfort, money, and food.
MCCF staff members don’t have much materially, but one thing they do have is a big heart and the desire to help others.
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