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Wright#039;s success proves we care about our kids

Wesley Wright's drafting by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization is proof that good things can happen to people who work hard to develop their skills and who stick out tough times.

We congratulate Wesley on his selection. Being drafted by a professional baseball organization speaks volumes about the quality of his athletic ability.

It speaks volumes about Pike County as well.

There are a lot of people who can be given credit for Wesley's good fortune.

He's a product of a lot of people taking time with - from family, friends and a whole host of coaches, from recreation league through high school.

It's encouraging to know that Pike Countians will help each other succeed. There are people all over the county who donate countless hours helping our children realize their dreams, and that in itself sets our county far above the rest.

We offer our thanks to these men and women who make sure the children of our community are afforded the greatest opportunities to succeed as we can possibly create for them.

From our schools to our volunteer organization to our sports programs, our kids get the best we can offer.