COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - It's not just jailers and deputies who put in hard work down at the Muscogee County Jail.
On Thursday, the Muscogee Sheriff's Office held its fifth annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to thank the people who volunteer their time to help brighten and improve the lives of inmates at the jail.
Representatives from groups such as SafeHouse Ministries, Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church and First Baptist Church all spoke at the event along with Sheriff John Darr and the jail's chaplain.
"The whole concept here is to say thank you," explained Chaplain Neil Richardson. "There are over 100 people are in the jail volunteering their time whether they are teachers, ministers or whether they teach a class we got people we got people that teach literacy all of them are given free time to come and give something back to this community."
More than 125 people representing the faith community in Muscogee County attended the event.