Whether you’re a La-Grange native, or have only been here a matter of days, you have undoubtedly seen a J93.3/Joy FM bumper sticker or skimmed through their contemporary Christian radio station. From the Early Morning Cruise to the Midday Show, J93.3 knows how to get you through your busy day by providing uplifting music, devotions, sermons, and advertisements that the whole family can enjoy.
But the J93.3 staff reaches beyond the radio station room and goes out into the community to serve and minister to others, especially during the holiday season. Each November, J93.3 provides Thanksgiving Day turkeys for those in need. From food banks to homeless shelters, their mission is to see everyone spiritually and physically filled throughout this special time of the year. Over a threeweek period, J93.3 travels all over, from Gainesville to Sarasota, hosting their annual “T-Shirts for Turkeys” event. The radio team makes 12 different stops where they set up their tent and allow members of the local community to give a turkey or make a $10 donation towards purchasing a turkey. When a person makes one of these donations, he or she receives a free “be joy” J93.3 t-shirt.
This year, on Friday, November 18, J93.3’s “T-Shirts for Turkeys”’ event made its way to LaGrange, Georgia at Chick-fil-A on Commerce Avenue. Jerry Brannon, Underwriting Consultant for the radio station, said that LaGrange always plays a big role in Thanksgiving donations. With donation numbers like never before at each collection station, LaGrange looks to join this trend and contribute 500 turkeys that J93.3 will then gather up and give to our local Salvation Army.
From individual community members to local businesses, LaGrange stands out for its giving spirit. A special thank you goes to 1st Franklin Financial for sponsoring this year’s “T-Shirts for Turkeys” event, while J93.3 also recognizes LaGrange College, Faith Baptist Church, KIA of La- Grange, and Jackson Heating & Air for their contributions.
Peyton Hanners Staff Writer