The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office celebrated Mother’s Day by taking cupcakes and gifts to residents at the Garden at Whispering Knoll, a senior living facility.


“In past years, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has conducted child support enforcement operations ahead of Mother’s Day. This year deputies sweetened the deal,” according to a news release. “Deputies surprised residents with Mother’s Day gifts that included plaques, cupcakes, and refreshments ahead of Mother’s Day.”


Sheriff Lafayette Woods Jr. wanted to change the Mother’s Day project.


“When I think of what a mother means to me, I think of their sweet and nurturing spirit. In doing so, I wanted to do something special for our senior mothers and so, the idea of delivering cupcakes came to mind,” he said.


“Beyond sacrifices so much for their families, mothers are always doing. They always place their needs second or last and we owe it to them to let them know how much they are appreciated,” Woods said. “A little show of appreciation goes a long way. Let mothers know how much you love and appreciate them.”


From a biblical prospective, presenters referenced the book of Proverbs to remind people that “A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness” Proverbs 31:25-26.


The sheriff’s office also thanked Haley Norris and Archie Sanders of Smallcakes of Pine Bluff.