The military men and women providing a medical clinic to the citizens of Glascock County through June 22 wanted more interaction.
While planning the week long no-cost clinic that is providing vision, dental and medical consultations to Glascock county residents, the reservists and national guard members wanted to get to know the community on a deeper level.
The clinics are part of the East Central Georgia Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program that is comprised of Reserve and National Guard assets of the U.S. Armed Forces. The purpose is to train and prepare service members for deployment.
According to Glascock County Sheriff Jeremy Kelley, a community night was planned for June 17 and Glascock County Public Safety was tapped to play a softball game against the IRT members to provide the community interaction. The community was invited to Community Night at the Ball Park in Gibson to support the efforts of the service of the men and women of the Armed Forces as well as support the medical clinic at the Glascock County Senior Center.
There were 29 participants in the softball game, Kelly said. There were 13 players on Glascock’s team and 16 on the IRT Team.
The IRT team defeated Glascock 17 to 16.
“I thank everyone for coming out to support the military in this free clinic but at the same time remember that freedom is not free,” Kelley said.