Seniors 55+ invited to second annual Triad next Wednesday
Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones is hosting the second annual Triad/Senior And Law enforcement Together (SALT) Senior Citizen Day on Wednesday, June 29 at Camp Wesley Pines in Gallman.
The event is free to those 55 and over and includes a health fair organized and put on by Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital in partnership with St. Dominic’s Hospital. Entertainment will be presented by Matthew Gaddy, Supreme Court Justice Jim Kitchens and the Dixieland Cloggers.
Attendees will register for door prizes, which will be numerous.
Last year’s event drew close to 500, and Sheriff Jones and the Triad committee members expect even more this year. Deputies from the CCSO will be assisting with parking and directing traffic. “If as many folks as possible could car pools or if churches who plan on coming in busses can drop off their passengers at the front door, most of the parking issue will be alleviated,” Jones said. Parking is plentiful next to the event’s venue, the Durr Wise Center. “We will accommodate everyone,” Jones added.
Funding for Senior Citizen Day was secured through a grant and shored up by the generosity of several local businesses and organizations. (See flyer in this week’s paper.)
The event kicks off at 9 a.m. Several vendor booths will be open and lunch will be served around noon. Camp Wesley Pines is located off West Gallman road, 1/8 mile west of Hwy. 51 in Gallman.
Triad is a partnership of law enforcement, senior citizens and other groups throughout the community. Triad promotes the safety and well-being of our senior citizens and helps reduce the unwarranted fear of crime. The SALT council operates the triad in Copiah County, working on ways to reduce crime to facilitate peace of mind for seniors through the partnership with law enforcement.
For more information, consult the flyer inserted into this week’s paper or contact the sheriff’s office at 601-894-3011.