Acknowledging kindness

Published 6:15 pm Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sheriff Donald Hill thanks Hyland Sheffron for his bike donation. (photo submitted by Kim Pack)

To the editor:
Acknowledging kindness
As 2011 draws to a close I wanted to personally acknowledge all of you who have helped us with our seasonal programs we have here at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. You helped us make our annual Toy Run a success. You have helped by donating to the Sheriff’s Fund for the Needy, which allows us to purchase such items as fuel oil for those in need during these cold winter months.
I wanted to take a moment to share a special story about your generosity.
At FENCE’s annual Fall Festival, a raffle was held with the winner receiving a new bicycle. Hyland Sheffron won the bike. Hyland, you see, already had a bicycle at home and thought someone else would enjoy a new bike, so Hyland gave the bike to the Sheriff’s Office so that it could be given to a child in need when we did our annual toy drive giveaway the week of Christmas. Hyland’s generosity helped ensure another child in our county received that special item they had asked for at Christmas – someone who otherwise may have not had that wish fulfilled.
Stories such as these – repeated on an almost daily basis – make working for you such a pleasure. My staff and I wish you the best in 2012.  If we can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to let us know.
– Warmest regards,
Donald J. Hill, Sheriff
Polk County

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