Smart InVestments: On Jan. 9, Chick-fil-A hosted a fundraiser for the Newton County Sheriff’s Office vest fund. Chris Giella and his wife Amy, the sponsors of the event, donated ten percent of the total sales toward the InVest fund. The event took place at 3130 Highway 278 in Covington. Deputy Wesley Atha and Deputy James Trent were both in attendance. Throughout the day citizens and patrons visiting the restaurant contributed to the vest fund. From its inception, the NCSO has received donations from retirees, individual citizens, social groups, churches and private companies.
During the event, the Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Unit provided a display along with several vehicles, K-9 dogs, and C.H.A.M.P.S. Officers. The public had an opportunity to meet and greet both deputies along with other units within the Sheriff’s Office. On January 22, Giella and his wife Amy provided a check in the amount of $1,200 toward the vest fund. Sheriff Ezell Brown stated that he appreciates all of the support the community continues to show toward this effort. Brown further stated that throughout this effort, the community has shown their concern and appreciation for the job that the NCSO’s deputies and support staff do on a daily basis.