Community News from Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
SHERIFF’S OFFICE ATTENDS VBS
Fairmont Baptist Church, Callaway, recently held their Vacation Bible School with the theme of Firefighters vs Police. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office participated a couple of nights, highlighted by a K9 demonstration. Our good friends at the Callaway Fire Department finished the event with a few nights of showcasing their equipment and showing the kids what they have to do to fight fire. Special thanks to all the Fairmont Baptist Church staff, FCSO, and Callaway Fire Department for making this VBS a huge hit.
CFMH FUND RAISER HELPS HEART ASSOCIATION
Recently, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital partnered with Homestead Creamery to conduct a fund raiser for the American Heart Association. Picture shows a group in the Cardiac Department, along with FCSO Sheriff Bill Overton. Homestead Creamery set up a mobile trailer and the public was invited to stop in, buy ice cream and help the AHA. Great work guys!
AUTO REPAIR BUSINESS GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY
Thursday, July 25th, TNT Auto Body Repair held a Customer Appreciation AND Summer Library Reading Celebration. This event thanks all the loyal TNT customers and rewards those students who have completed the FC Library Summer Reading Program. Pictured: Sheriff Bill Overton and TNT Owner/ Tim Wall. Thanks TNT for all you do for our community.
FC SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND FC RECREATION JOIN FOR SPECIAL BIKE EVENT
The Office of the Sheriff and Franklin County Recreation Department teamed up Saturday, July 27th for a Bike Rodeo. Children were treated to a session on bike safety, helmet importance and were “put through the paces” by riding special designed course layouts to test and enhance bike skills. Sheriff Overton said, “Thanks all our sponsors and volunteers who worked hard to make this event a success for these children.” Deputy RIckey Davis was organizer from the Sheriff’s Office, while Matt Ross with FCRD handled things from their side.
LOCAL STUDENT HELPS HER COMMUNITY
Saturday, July 27th was the place to be in Callaway. Savannah Farris, rising Sophomore at Ferrum College, was busy giving back to her community by organizing and hosting a school supplies drive for Callaway Elementary School. The event was held at the Callaway Fire Department and FCSO was there to support the cause. Many residents stopped by to give donations, school supplies, and bought food
Thanks Savannah, all the Callaway Volunteer Fire Department, Callaway Elementary School staff and all the great residents in that area for making a difference in the lives of those students.
BUZZED DRIVING IS DRUNK DRIVING
FCSO partners again with the National Highway Safety Administration to remind all Franklin County drivers the dangers of “Buzzed Driving”
Driving after drinking is deadly. Yet it still continues to happen across the United States. If you drive while impaired, you could get arrested, or worse—be involved in a traffic crash that causes serious injury or death. Don’t drive buzzed, don’t drive drunk, don’t drive impaired.