The Quad Cities Rotary Club of Sharp County recently donated two new custom-made benches to the new Sharp County Detention Center in the county’s seat of Ash Flat, Ark. A dedication was held August 9, 2021 to commemorate those who volunteered during this effort. Sharp County Sherriff Mark Counts and Chief Deputy Aaron Presser represented the Sharp County Sheriff’s Department and accepted the two benches from the group of Rotarians.
“It is pretty exciting when you have a group like the Quad Cities Rotary Club donate these benches for people to relax on in front of the Sheriff’s office” Counts said. “It gives jail employees a place to sit in the sunshine when they need a break and gives a place for people coming to the Sheriff’s Department to sit down if they don’t want to wait inside. A big thank you goes out to the Rotary Club for donating these benches. I look forward to them being here and used for years to come.”
The Quad Cities Rotary Club worked months towards raising funds for the project. The benches can be seen anytime in Ash Flat if anyone would like to admire the custom artwork. The benches are designed with The Rotary Wheel in the middle of the back of the bench. The Rotary Wheel stands for Civilization, Movement and Service work in action. If you are interested in learning more about Rotary, public meetings are held at the Pillbox Café on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 12:00 p.m. We encourage you to join us.