Picnic to respect Texas Department of Corrections staff Saturday …
November 6, 2016 - Picnic Time
Like many residents in a surrounding communities, Tara Burnett has worked and has family and friends who have worked for a Texas Department of Criminal Justice. She knows a critical purpose correctional officers and support staff play on a daily basis.
These dauntless people strengthen a open from those who have selected to mangle a law, and for a many part, their work flies underneath a radar. Burnett, who’s an representative with a Walker County Police and Fireman’s Insurance Association (PFIA), wants to change that.
She has reached out to sponsors and has orderly a community-wide cruise Saturday to applaud a “unsung heroes” who work in prisons and their families. Grateful for a Gray will take place during Kate Barr Ross Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“This is something that we have wanted to do for several years, so we only motionless to burst right in this year and get it done,” Burnett pronounced Thursday. “I went to work for TDC when we was 19 years aged and my father and family worked there. There is all sorts of events that respect military officers, firemen and other initial responders, though corrections staff always get mislaid in a shuffle.
“I only wanted to do something to uncover a appreciation a village has for what they do as well.”
Free prohibited dogs, chips and drinks will be handed out Saturday while reserve last. Children will be treated to a rebound residence and there is stadium apparatus during Kate Barr Ross Park, that is located during 486 State Highway 75 North opposite from a HEARTS Veterans and Texas Prison museums.
Deejay King City will yield song and party and there will be lots of doorway prizes and giveaways accessible for corrections staff in attendance.
Burnett is anticipating that Grateful for a Gray is a strike and leads to bigger things down a road.
“I would like to make this an annual event,” Burnett said. “There are PFIA agents all over a state. we wish to see how this goes and hopefully a success will get other agents on house to do something like this state wide.
“You hear all a time about crimes and people being convicted and sent to prison, though no one sees who has to understanding with them after that. There were dual correctional officers killed in a past year, so we see how dangerous their jobs unequivocally are.”