Pete SmithSumter County Sheriff Pete Smith is no stranger to Happy Patch Market and Perry Wellness Center, which he visits quite often. Sheriff Smith uses this time to speak to peers at the center and show hisinterest in their progress. While there, the Sheriff takes time to enjoy the current fresh produce at the market.

During a recent visit, Smith made selections from the plentiful displays of ripe red tomatoes (five for $3!). He was met at the counter of Happy Patch by long time professional associate, Rhonda Hubbard. "I think Rhonda has a real gift for greeting customers,” Sheriff Smith noted. “Each time I visit, I am greeted with a smile and welcome. We have developed a unique friendship.”

Later the same day, Sheriff Smith returned to the market to select a bag of freshly shelled peas, and he was again greeted by Rhonda, who began her custom of greeting local dignitaries when she first escorted former first lady Rosalynn Carter around the center’s campus.

Our thanks to Sheriff Pete Smith for his support and patronage!

In the above photo, Sheriff Pete Smith is assisted by Rhonda Hubbard as he selects choice tomatoes from the market.

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