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Church provides inmates with Christmas treat bags


For the second year in a row, English Creek Baptist Church handed out treat bags
to each of the inmates in the county jail. Front row, from left, are Correctional
Officer Lindsey Loyd, Hilda Osborn, Bobby Dunn, Holly Tritt, and Administrative
Captain Derrick Woods. In the second row, from left, are inmate Henry Shults,
Correctional Officer Jody Ball, Paul Bryant, Pastor Brian Parrish, Wayne Osborn,
Donna Dunn, Wilma Bryant, and Freddy James.
Published: 6:57 AM, 12/31/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Members of English Creek Baptist Church recently provided inmates  at the county jail with "indigent packages" containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, deodorant, and bar of soap, plus sweets, and even a rare treat of a McDouble cheeseburger from McDonald's.

Church member Andy Tritt said this was the second year English Creek Baptist Church has handed out treat bags at Christmas to every inmate. This year, they handed out 191 treat bags.

"This is a ministry to let them know that even though they have made bad decisions in their lives, there are still people who love and care about them very much," stated a church press release.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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