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Rachel Dove-Baldwin

Staff Writer

WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Commission and the Emergency Services Director presented the Horse Pen Freedom Full Gospel Assembly Church Pastor, Cab Wolford, with a plaque during the recent commission meeting, in honor of his dedication the communities of Horse Pen and Gilbert during the power outages this summer that resulted in many homes being without electricity for well over a week.

“You and your church members are to be commended for your efforts to help those in need,” stated Commissioner Greg “Hootie” Smith. “You never turned anyone away. You fed them, you gave them a place to sleep, you had cooling stations set up for those working to repair the storm damage, the list goes on and on for you all.”

“You and your members stepped up to the plate and were in place in a very short amount of time, with your church doors open and emergency supplies in place to anyone and everyone that was without electricity,” commented Commission President John Mark Hubbard. “Even when your church was without electricity, you managed to go right on with your efforts to provide relief for others and that, my friend, is a commendable act.”

“You have never failed to help those around you in time of need,” said Commissioner David Baisden. “We know that all we have to do is give you a call, and you and the members of your church will be the first in line to help. And speaking for all of us here today, that’s a very comforting thought.”

Pastor Wolford received a large round of applause from those who attended the meeting, as he stepped forward to receive his plaque.

“That’s what we’re here for,” stated the Pastor. “We’re here to do whatever we can to help others. That’s what God wants us to do and we pray that we’re able to continue his work whenever the need arises.”

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