One of DeKalb County’s own is in need of some help and some local residents are asking for donations to aid a long-time county servant.
Circuit Court Clerk Susan Martin wrote in a press release, “As I'm sure most of you are aware, Constable Mark Milam is in Vanderbilt Hospital with a serious infection in the hip that he had replaced. To date they have taken that replacement out and are trying to get rid of the infection and then will have to do another hip replacement surgery. This will have him out of commission for quite some time.”
“The elected officials met to come up with a plan to bless him and his family as Mark goes above and beyond for everyone that he meets. We have each decided that instead of trying to do a meal fund raiser that we would each ask at least 10 people to personally match what we are giving, which is a minimum of $100, or any amount that you feel led to give.”
Martin went on to say, “You can bring your donations to my office or any of the elected officials' offices. Cash is preferred due to banking restrictions. We would like to have all donations by Friday, July 28th, if possible.”
“Also, in the near future Tennessee Credit is planning to host an on-line silent auction and raffle so please be on the lookout for that.”
Milam serves as the Fifth District constable, a position he has held for 31 years.