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Paulding sheriff to host ride to benefit youth homes
by Staff Reports
August 12, 2014 01:48 PM | 2242 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge will host the 11th Annual Lamar Hunton Memorial Ride to benefit the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association Youth Homes Sept. 13 beginning at the Paulding County Senior Community Center in Dallas.

The cost is $35 per bike and $15 per rider. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The ride will leave the center at 54 Industrial Way North at 10 a.m. and end at the Pineland Youth Home in Lagrange. A sheriff’s patrol car will provide a full escort and lunch will be included. It also will feature door prizes, raffles for a Glock pistol, a 50/50 cash drawing and T-shirts for all pre-registered riders.

The event honors the memory of Maj. Lamar Hunton who founded it in 2004. Hunton, former jail administrator for the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, died on Oct. 21, 2004, of natural causes, only days before the first ride took place.

The purpose of the youth homes is to provide the best possible full-time residential care for the dependent, neglected, abandoned and abused children of Georgia. These homes are not reform schools or correctional institutions but are residences and provide a secure future for Georgia’s needy and worthy children.

“They also give them love, guidance, discipline, and all the advantages that every child deserves,” a news release stated.

The youth homes is a nonprofit child care agency.

“Your donation is not only tax deductible, but will help us give Georgia’s needy and worthy children a chance to have a normal and memorable childhood,” the release stated.

Send donations to Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Lamar Hunton Memorial Ride, 247 Industrial Way North, Dallas, Ga. 30132. Make check payable to Georgia Sheriffs’ Association Youth Homes.

For more information or pre-registraton, call Carrie Wisener or Maj. Tom Murphy at (770) 443-3015.

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