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Monday, Feb 26, 2024
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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

To the community of Macon and Mercer University, I would be amiss if I did not take the time to write to commend your women’s basketball team. I was doing volunteer service at the men’s homeless shelter in High Point, NC. Lo and behold your women showed up to serve these men and the community for a Thanksgiving meal. These girls who were away from family and friends chose to be in the presence of people on the fringes to show their love for people.

My only hope is that they enjoyed the experience as much as the men and women who were uplifted by their presence. Not only did these women serve, they also blessed us with their singing. It seemed as if God sent his angels to serenade our spirits and souls. With young ladies like this, I can surely say that our future is in good hands. Your ballers displayed the character that is so needed in our society today.

I would like to thank Coach Gardner, her staff and Ms. Kenetta Kelly for giving us a Thanksgiving that will never be forgotten. Thank you so much for allowing us to be guests at your game against High Point University. It just added to the exhilaration left over from the meal.

To the Mercer administration that made the decision to hire Coach Gardner, I trust she is planting the seeds that are going to bear fruits of an NCAA tournament appearance in the near future.
Let it suffice to say that I’m now a Mercer Bears fan for life. Last but not least, let me say “GO HARD BEARS!”

Thurman Hobbs


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