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Church reaches out to jail: Packages delivered to inmates at county facility

PROCTORVILLE — The ladies ministry from Beulah Baptist Church of Proctorville reached out to each of the men and women residing at the Lawrence County Jail on Christmas Eve.

With the help of countless others from within the church, the group provided Bible word search books that include a story on every page, sweet and salty snacks, lotion for the ladies, deodorant for the men, and a warm letter of encouragement to each person.

Each gift bag was hand delivered to every resident with a kind word and a smile from Lynn Clagg and Carolyn Paetow.

Lynn, Steve, and Joshua Clagg, as well as Carolyn Paetow, with the assistance from jail staff and jail administrator Maj. John Chapman, made sure all gifts were distributed equally to all.

Beulah Baptist Church is located at 20 Township Rd. 1087 (also known as Beulah Lane) in

Proctorville and is one of the oldest churches in Lawrence County, established in 1837.  Pastor Rob Jones leads this servant-minded church in the heart of the Rome part of Proctorville, where guests are always warmly welcomed.