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Published on September 5th, 2016 | by Justin April

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From The Publisher (September 2016)

     One of the main reasons we produce The Local is to improve the area’s quality of life. Whether that be by providing info on upcoming events, helping a store get their word out about what they do or even just by patting someone on the back with a “great job” article, every aspect of the business is geared towards taking advantage of all the opportunities here. We pride ourselves in putting out a product that helps reinforce the growth and efforts of our advertisers and our community.  

     A couple weeks ago Chris Lee from Shift Designs reached out to me to help get more people involved with a supply drive for the people of Baton Rouge. Chris has been in the sign-making and marketing business for a while here in Dothan, and is best known for his vehicle wraps (completely wrapping a vehicle in printed vinyl for the purpose of advertising a business or in some cases, to completely change the color of the vehicle). Being in the vehicle wrap business has its advantages. Chris caught wind of a mutual member of the #wrapfamily that had wrapped a box truck and was making trips to Baton Rouge delivering supplies to families in need. This sparked an idea that caught on like wildfire.

     Chris, who is a member of the Krewe of Kolosse, gave Harry Hall a call to help get the word out through the Krewe, and in no time there was an official press release. Within the day another member of The Krewe had obtained a fifty three foot semi-trailer to use as a temporary storage facility. The day after, a news crew was out to interview both Chris and Harry. Before long we had efforts being made from both Durden Outdoor and Bob Woodall’s.   
     Last month Louisiana was devastated by flooding. Our duty as humans is to help each other survive and improve. The Wiregrass stepped up in a tremendous way last month. We were able to collect everything from bottled water to toys to diapers and financial donations.  We love to see people coming together to help those in need, and it is in times like these that we are proud of our town.

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