While many were home stuffing turkeys and preparing pies for a Thanksgiving feast, more than 150 men, women and children came out to do their part in putting pieces of wood together to build a future for children in the foster care system in Smith County.
It was a year ago that the young life of Tanner Douglas was cut short. A mother still grieves today as she faces every day without her 16-year-old son, the one she calls her social butterfly. Heather Ogg faced a day she was not prepared for, a day no one is ever really prepared for. In a state of shock and disbelief, she got through the ceremonial days following Tanner’s death. Decisions were made. Services were held. Family and friends were now left to go on. How was that to happen? What was Heather supposed to do? Well-meaning advice came from every direction. “The days would get easier,” they’d say. That just didn’t seem the case for Heather.
Parents of Troup Elementary students came in for little night school recently.
For a third year, the community of Whitehouse has joined together with the Whitehouse Ministerial Alliance and offered up a delicious Thanksgiving meal for everyone to enjoy together.