Law enforcement wives hold food drive

PARKERSBURG -Wives of local law enforcement officers have teamed up to give less fortunate Wood County families enough food for a Thanksgiving dinner.

A local food drive will be held from now until Nov. 14 with drop-off sites for nonperishable items located all over the county. The newly formed group, Law Enforcement Wives of Wood County, is holding the drive and the goal will be to provide families with a sufficient Thanksgiving dinner.

Drop-off stations include all Parkersburg fire stations, the Parkersburg Police Department and substations, the Parkersburg City Building and Mayor Bob Newell’s office, the Williamstown City Building, Vienna City Building, Vienna Volunteer Fire Department station and Judge Black Courthouse Annex in the tax office.

The local group was established by a few wives of local police officers and sheriff deputies to become a presence in the community.

Among those involved in the group is Paige Windland, the wife of Deputy Ryan Windland with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office.

“We are so happy to be able to come together in cooperation to help our community become a better place,” Paige Winland said.

The group is striving to provide a positive outlet for the public so that they can learn about law enforcement and ask any questions they might have.