Bearded Deputies Donate to Mansfield In Motion

It is that time once again!  Sheriff Jayson Richardson has gathered some bearded deputies together to present a donation to a local charity here in DeSoto Parish!  Over the past four months, deputies who want to grow out their whiskers can donate money that will in turn be given to a local charity of the Sheriff’s choosing.  This month, Sheriff Richardson was able to provide DeSoto Parish’s “Mansfield In Motion” with a $1,000 donation.

For those that aren’t familiar with what Mansfield In Motion does, we’d love to explain it to you. Initially funded by the tourism office, Mansfield In Motion is a cooperative endeavor between the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor of Mansfield.  They are a non-profit organization funded solely on donations, and their aim is to enhance your first impression of the City of Mansfield and its history. 

Mansfield In Motion is recently responsible for the murals of the B-52 bomber and DeSoto Graduates who went on to become famous athletes.  They have also planted Crape Myrtles around town, painted buildings, hosted Farmer’s Markets, Pop-Up Markets, and recently lined the main entrance onto Polk Street with American Flags.  ALL of this is done, at no expense to the tax-payers, to help beautify the City of Mansfield!  If you would like to learn more about Mansfield In Motion, or donate to their cause, you can reach out to the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce.

Pictured are the Mansfield In Motion Chairperson Fran Norwood, Mansfield Mayor John Mayweather, and Sheriff Jayson Richardson. They are also accompanied by several of our “Bearded Ladies of DPSO” who participated in this month’s donation:  Dy. Shelby Scudder, Dy. Kaitlan Welborn, Dy. Balinda Lewis, Lt. Melody Holmes, and Lt. Tabitha Tucker. Committee Members of Mansfield In Motion are also Brenda Fleniken, Martha Sayers, and Bethany May.

* It is National Telecommunications Week, so our 911 Communication Ladies are decked out in their “Maui Monday” attire today!

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