Pickens PD, market to help wounded officer

PICKENS — The Pickens Police Department has partnered with the Market at the Mill for a bluegrass benefit concert for the family of Cpl. Lucas Watts, an Oconee County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was critically injured in the line of duty on Nov. 16.

The event is planned for 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Market at the Mill, offering an opportunity for the community to show support for Watts, his family and the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. The community is invited along with other law enforcement agencies to join the Pickens Police Department in showing support and helping a true hero and his family.

The event will start with bluegrass by Mack & Friends from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by special words from law enforcement from 6:30-7 p.m. Lilly and Friends will close the night with bluegrass from 7-8:30 p.m.

Donations will be accepted at the door. All money raised will go to Watts and his family. There will be food trucks, as well as limited seats, so all are encouraged to bring a chair.

The event is continually growing, and Pickens police hope to gain more partnerships. For information, contact Barry Crawford with Market at the Mill or the Pickens Police Department.