‘Anti-suicide’ walk organizers say ‘thanks’

Dear editor,

We are writing to thank the community for all their support for the AFSP “Out of the Darkness’ community walk. The walks were a huge success and the community rallied together to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

This is exactly what “community” is all about! We pray that we will continue these AFSP walks each spring, right here in Rockdale to continue our fight against suicide.

A special thank you to the youth of Rockdale, AFSP-Austin chapter (Elizabeth Roebuck & Merily Keller), Rockdale Signs, Rockdale Sports, The Reporter, KRXT, KVET, Rockdale Welding Supply, Lin Perry owner), Lee’s Landing, Walmart, Rockdale ISD Constable Herbie Vaughan, American Medical Response and all the donations from family, friends, team members, and UTMB and TYC co-workers in Giddings.

Also, thanks to the special parents who volunteered their time and demonstrated their deep concern for our community: Brenda Santellano, Rhonda Fisher, Tiffany Prestridge, Karen Muston, Donna Garrison, Deborah Bland, Melda Burns, April Eschberger, Lynette Guerra and Coach Jeff Miller.

Again, we have to commend the youth of Rockdale. The strength and faith that they demonstrated all day Saturday was one of the most courageous acts we have ever witnessed.

We wish we could name them all, but there were so many. Milam county should be proud so very proud of their youth. We didn’t know many of the youth before the walks, we are honored to have met them and walked with them

We were blessed to have met up with the Corrine Wilson family at the Austin walk and we all walked together. What a great family. We couldn’t have done it without any of you.

Please forgive us, if we have left anyone out.

Grace and peace,

The Thomas & Kelli Sue Pelzel Family

1124 CR 306 Rockdale

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