Sometimes this world is a cruel beast. With so much horror and indignity on the news and in the streets, people begin to lose faith. This is especially true when you see how some treat our brave men and women in law enforcement. There are senseless killings and brutal attacks on these heroes day in and day and you start to wonder if the world has completely lost its mind. Then out of the darkness, people surprise you with acts of kindness and generosity. One such event happened here in our own community that truly brought inspiration and it is acts such as this that begin to restore faith and make this community the pillar of light that it has become.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 14 a team from Renasant Bank here in LaGrange, working jointly with King’s Chicken, stopped by the LaGrange Police Department to bring food to the hard working officers and detectives. There were plates piled high with chicken and biscuits, goodie bags with cookies and treats, and little gift bags prepared for the officers as they came through in waves to eat lunch. The atmosphere was one of comradely and gratefulness. The teams that prepared the event and the food are some of the sweetest, most hard working, and dedicated women that you could ever hope to cross paths with. Likewise, the team at King’s Chicken prepared a wonderful feast that radiated all through the halls at LPD.
It is these small acts of kindness that give us hope for the next day. These are the things that will turn our televisions from murder to images of smiling faces, foods, and support communities all across this great nation. While this sounds like a fever dream, it only takes one person or one event to change the world and the more that we see these events occurring in our community, the more confident we become that LaGrange and Troup County will be the standard bearers for change throughout these United States.
Please check out some of your local banking options by visiting Renesant Bank located at 401 Vernon Street and for some delicious southern style chicken, visit King’s Chicken at 804 Whitesville Road.
Jeremy Andrews Staff Writer