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On behalf of Mayor Max Beverly, Councilmember Jay Flowers presented Angela Kiminas, executive director of Hands On Thomas County, with a proclamation recognizing the week of April 19-26 as Hands On Thomas County Volunteer Week, during Monday’s City Council meeting.
“Our community has such a heart and tradition for service, from our City workers, to our elected councilmembers, to the countless individuals and organizations who devote their time and resources every day to bettering the lives of others and our community as a whole,” said Kiminas. “By declaring April 19-26 as HOTC Volunteer Week, our City Council shows their support and commitment to fostering an improved quality of life for all citizens through a culture of service.”
Hands On Thomas County is a non-profit 501(c)3 which promotes volunteer service; and connects individuals, businesses and groups to non-profit organizations, needs and service opportunities in our community to improve the quality of life for everyone in Thomas County. For more information, visit www.HandsOnThomasCounty.org.
TFR Begins Annual Hydrant Testing
Starting this week, Thomasville Fire Rescue will be conducting their annual fire hydrant testing within the Thomasville city limits. Testing will last through the end of April.
TPD Completes Drivers Training
Thomasville Police Department personnel recently completed an eight-hour defensive drivers’ training course which is designed to equip officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely maneuver their vehicles in a myriad scenarios. The training opportunity was led by TPD training officer, Lieutenant Shane Harris.
TFR Training Provides Unique View
Thomasville Fire Rescue recently completed their annual training in which staff were required to ascend their tallest ladder -- the 100-foot-tall ladder which sits on top of their ladder truck.
Before they begin their ascent, each firefighter must put on their full turnout gear, which weighs approximately 40 pounds. They then must make one complete trip up and down the ladder, unassisted.
From left: Driver/Engineer John Adam Wise, Lieutenant Marshall Green
From left: Hayes Nelson, UGA Extension Coordinator Cindy Wynn, Jasean Smith, Shederick Wyche, Mayor Beverly, Joi Whitaker - AmeriCorps VISTA, Trey Benton, Katelyn Hancock and Peyton Miller.
Last Monday, Mayor Max Beverly presented AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Joi Whitaker and local 4-H members with a proclamation recognizing April 1 as National Service Recognition Day.
“We were delighted that Max Beverly, the Mayor of Thomasville, joined in on Mayors Day of Recognition, a nationwide effort that highlighted the important roles and impact of national service,” stated Thomas County Extension Coordinator Cindy M. Wynn. “Community and national service is a vital resource for the Georgia 4-H Program and is a cost-effective way to address issues in our county."
"Thomas County is very fortunate to have AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Joi Whitaker working with the Thomas County 4-H Program and this was a special way to recognize the positive impact she is having right here in our county,” she added.