The Walton County TRIAD finished up the year with a Christmas Party at Friday that brought out about 90 people to celebrate the occasion.
TRIAD was started nationwide in 1988 to promote senior safety and to reduce sometimes unwarranted fears experienced seniors. The Walton and Gwinnett County TRIAD meets once a month at Royal Southern Plantation in . It has become a popular event, which is actively supported by members of local law enforcement as well as city and county officials.
In a quick wrap up before singer Ray Shaw took the floor to provide Christmas music, officials gave the following reports.
– Chief Deputy Bruce Wright:
- Remember to keep cars locked
- Remember to keep houses locked
- Be a nosy neighbor – report anything suspicious
Wright gave a rundown on the when a woman arrived home to find burglars loading up televisions from her home. She gave chase to get the tag number and the burglars were arrested when the car they were driving wrecked.
– Chief Mike McHugh
The chief gave a preview of his favorite event of the year – Shop with a Hero. The project is a collaboration between different police agencies, including WCSO, the and Departments and various sponsors, including Underpriviledged children and those who might not have had a positive experience with public safety are taken on a Christmas shopping spree. The event took place at Walmart in Loganville on Saturday.
– Tim Johnson
The usual public information officer was out of town deer hunting, but the update included the following warnings:
- Keep live Christmas trees watered to avoid risk of fire
- Keep a check on Christmas lights
- Be mindful of extension cords, especially ones packed away from last Christmas – wires break down from being packed underneath other boxes.
– Chairman Kevin Little and Commissioner Chuck Bagley
The chairman thanked residents for passing the and promised to spend it wisely. He said much of it would be spent on the jail. He said the next issue would be the which, unlike SPLOST and ELOST, would be a tax increase of an additional penny tax. However, if passed, Loganville would benefit with things like making Main Street and C.S. Floyd one-way streets, Monroe would get the bypass and there was also a plan to four-lane Highway 138.
Commissioner Chuck Bagley reminded everyone of his and reminded everyone of his upcoming AARP Driving Class March 15.
– Councilman Dan curry and Councilwoman Michelle Lynch
Councilman Dan Curry gave a recap of the November election in which . He thanked outgoing for his service to the city. He also gave an update on the zoning matters with scheduled to begin operation this month.
Councilwoman Michelle Lynch gave a preview of the parade that was held Saturday and thanked everyone for the donations of canned goods for the Shepherd Staff. She thanked TRIAD president Pat Pippen for the contributions of the Loganville Women’s Club at the
Jerry Golden of Golden Productions gave a brief teaser of the upcoming 2012 4th of July Parade. He also invited the community to the Christmas Event Dec. 9 at Loganville with the Capital City Orchestra that would include horse and carriage Rides through Loganville.