Local father and daughter donate pool table to Georgia Sheriff’s Boys Ranch

Published 1:38 pm Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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In a heartwarming act of generosity, Joe “Pop” Paquette and Paula F. Paquette donated their pool table to the Georgia Sheriff’s Boys Ranch in Hahira, Georgia.

Understanding the logistical challenges of transporting such a large item, the Sheriff personally arranged and covered the costs for the pool table’s transportation to the Ranch.

Joe “Pop” Paquette and Paula F. Paquette’s kind gesture, along with the Sheriff’s logistical support, exemplifies the power of community and the impact that collective efforts can have on improving the lives of others. The pool table will undoubtedly become a treasured addition to the Boys Ranch, offering endless hours of fun and fostering a sense of unity and happiness among the boys. This act of generosity serves as an inspiring reminder of the good that can be achieved when individuals come together to support those in need.

The arrival of the pool table has been met with excitement and gratitude from both the staff and residents of the Boys Ranch.

About  Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes  – Georgia Sheriffs’ Boys Ranch

Located in Hahira, Lowndes County, Boys Ranch was the first Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Home. With over four hundred acres of beautiful woods and fields, Boys Ranch is a peaceful, welcoming setting for our residents. Boys Ranch serves boys and girls and offers a chapel, study settings, a cafeteria, two ponds, a pool and pool house and four cottages. In this beautiful and welcoming environment, our youngsters have plenty of room to explore, learn and develop.

Boys Ranch has a long-standing partnership with local residents who participate in campus events, volunteer their services and celebrate holidays with the boys and girls. In fact, many campus alumni love the area so much they choose to settle in Hahira after graduation. This supportive community involvement is one of the important reasons for the success of Boys Ranch residents throughout the decades.

Many of the children at the Ranch have continued their education in the university setting. A number of former residents have made their homes in and around the community of Hahira. They have become dedicated parents and a part of the business community.

Source: https://www.georgiasheriffsyouth.org/boys-ranch/