To the Editor:
I would like to thank the family of Willard Blankenship for the generous donation of $1,500 for food baskets, ten baskets before Christmas and five baskets after Christmas.
Willard passed away last Christmas of 2016. Willard and his family had been doing this for several years. I got acquainted with Willard a few years back while driving several World War II veterans in a parade during Jenkins Days. That was a great day for me because I made a great friend in Willard.
Willard retired from the U.S. Army. He was from Rocky Hollow in Jenkins, but made his home in South Carolina. Willard and his family wanted to give back to his hometown.
I will forever love Willard and his family. Even though Willard is gone, his family keeps giving.
I would like to thank Food City and their wonderful employees for helping put these food baskets together. We paid $100 for each basket and got $150 worth of food in each with all our discounts and savings at Food City.
I would like to thank Bennie McCall and Bradley Jenkins for helping me deliver the baskets.
If you know a World War II veteran, give them a hug and say thank you for your service, for they are the greatest generation. DISTRICT 5 MAGISTRATE WAYNE FLEMING A Vietnam veteran and your friend