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Saying ‘thank you’ to truckers

Ken Breon and his brother Mike of the Banks Community deeply appreciate the personal sacrifices that so many are making during the COVID-10 pandemic. They also realize there are those who are going the extra mile to deliver food and other necessary products across the country.

“Every day we are, and we should be, thanking those who are on the frontline lines of this battle against the coronavirus,” Breon said. “But, we need to also thank the truckers who are on the roads, night and day, keeping grocery stores stocked and food on our tables.”

So, in an effort to say, “Thank you, Truckers,” the Breon brothers have organized a “truck stop” for truckers along the the busy U.S. 231 Highway in Brundidge near the John Deere business.

Truckers will be invited to stop for sandwiches, chips and bottled water as they make their way north or south between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday.

“It’s just a way to say ‘thank you’ for what you do to keep stores stocked and America fed,” Breon said.

The sandwich stops are made possible by three local businesses and the brothers themselves.

“Hook’s Barbecue, Lowe’s and Horn Beverage were very supportive of the efforts to say, ‘Thank you, Truckers,’” Breon said. “Hook’s is cooking and packaging the meat, Lowe’s has ordered the chips and Horn Beverage is furnishing bottled water. Without them, this would not be possible.”

Breon said during times of crisis many people step forward and he also expressed appreciation to Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport and his officers and staff.

Davenport has received permission from the Pike EMA director and State Troopers for the Breon brothers to host the highway-side truck stop.

“The Brundidge Police Department is more than wiling to assist Ken Breon and his brother with this gesture of appreciation to truck drivers,” Davenport said. “We thank them and all the truck drivers who are keeping us moving.”