Drug Court Clients and Their Children Treated to Christmas Party

December 27, 2012
Dwayne Page
Shawn Jacobs

Drug court clients and their children were treated to a Christmas party earlier this month.

Shawn Jacobs, Coordinator of the DeKalb County Drug Court, wishes to thank all those who made the party possible. "On December 11 the Blue Springs Old Fashion Free Will Baptist Church hosted a party for our drug court clients and their children," said Jacobs. "The church was very gracious to provide the location in their fellowship hall for the party itself. The great thing about it was the church also got the number and ages of the children and the church members went out and bought gifts for all of the children of our drug court clients. I want to thank the church for doing that and for being so gracious and generous during this holiday season," he said.

Jacobs said special thanks goes to DTC Communications for providing the main dish at the dinner. "We had a pot luck meal that night as part of the party. We all brought a dish but I want to thank DTC Communications for a substantial donation in providing the ham, which was the main dish," said Jacobs. "We needed somebody to step up and do that. We called DTC and they were glad to do that so they provided us a very generous donation as our main dish. We want to thank DTC Communications for doing that," he said.

Judge Bratten Cook, II lined up entertainment for the party. "We had a really nice time at the party," said Jacobs. "The kids enjoyed it and I think the clients did as well. Our drug court judge, Bratten Cook, who is also the General Sessions/Juvenile Judge brought in Little John the Magician. He performed his show for everybody in attendance and I think the adults enjoyed that just as much as the kids did. We want to thank Judge Cook for doing that," he said.

"Since the party we want to thank the Philippi Church of Christ. They have provided a lot of food baskets for folks all over the community. They provided a number of food baskets for some of our clients in drug court who have extended families who we thought needed the extra help this time of year. We want to thank the Philippi Church of Christ for that," said Jacobs.

"Drug court is a really good thing. It helps folks out. We try to get them off drugs and back on their feet into a productive life and its so nice to see the community embrace drug court and see the generosity of the folks in DeKalb County who really stepped up and helped us provide a Merry Christmas for our drug court clients," Jacobs concluded.

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