The second Annual Arkansas Community Corrections (ACC) luncheon was held on May 23 at the ACC office located at 104 NE Front St. in Lonoke. The event was hosted by Faith Baptist Church of Cabot and everyone present enjoyed the outdoor cookout.

In attendance were the 12 officers and staff of ACC who were recognized for their service to the Lonoke County community and acknowledged for the contribution they make to help keep our county safe. Six members from Faith Baptist Church were at the luncheon which included Senior Pastor, Bro. Richard Hamlin, Minister of Music, Bro. Bill Simmons and former pastor Bro. B.C. Hutson. Bro. Hamlin was the speaker for the event. He thanked the staff for their hard work and led those attending in prayer. Mike and Lois Allison who brought books from their church in Michigan to donate to the book ministry at ACC were also present.

Excel Ford of Cabot most graciously grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone and also donated buns, condiments, cokes, etc. for the event. Avada’s Diner of Carlisle, KFC of Lonoke and Kroger donated food along with Faith Baptist Church for the luncheon.

Kim Lloyd, Director of the Lonoke County ACC, was recognized for her 24 years of service to ACC. Officer Kristen Trigg was also recognized because of her 23 years of service.

At ACC, over 1,000 offenders on parole or probation meet with their assigned officers an average of once a month. These officers check their current address, inquire about their job status, do drug screens and address any concerns or problems they may have. Drug court is also held at this office by Officer Earlene Wainwright.