Bearded Donation For July

From the DeSoto Sheriff’s Office

Well folks, a new month is upon us and you know what that means?  Another charitable donation from our bearded staff here at DPSO!  This month will make a grand total of $8,000 that has been donated to local charities in our Parish since this fun little program began back in December.  While our deputies have enjoyed getting to grow out their whiskers for the first time in decades, the ultimate goal is to give back to our community and highlight some of the amazing non-profits we have in DeSoto Parish.  Each participating deputy donates $20 per month in exchange for getting to grow out their beard, which is then donated to a local charity of the Sheriff’s choosing.  This month Sheriff Jayson Richardson has selected the Fire District 9 Ladies Auxiliary of Frierson, La!

Over 20 years ago, the Ladies Auxiliary in District #9 was organized to assist the volunteer firefighters in any way they can.  Their efforts include, but not limited to, fund raising through fish fries, rummage sales, bake sales, and other projects.  Their work is intended to ensure that their firefighters have all the equipment they need to do their job such as radios, batteries, shirts, hats, among many other things.  The Auxiliary is made up of a group of women who live in the neighborhood and have a desire to help!  They’ve been known to also host the Frierson Political Forum to allow those running for office to speak their agenda and answer questions directly from the public. The Ladies Auxiliary of Fire District 9 is always searching for new faces to join their ranks and be a blessing to their community.  If you are interested in becoming a member, you can contact Mrs. Synda Dillard at 318-773-3669. 

Pictured are Mrs. Synda Dillard (President of Ladies Auxiliary) receiving a check from Sheriff Jayson Richardson, surrounded by many ladies from the Fire District #9 Auxiliary and a few bearded wonders sprinkled in the mix.  (It is also worth noting that Deputy Dispatcher Bill does indeed have a goatee, you just have to zoom in really close to see it.)

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