'How Are Ya!' program offers calls to Flomaton's elderly

Police chief delivers birthday cake to first person who signed up

When Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson launched his 'How Are Ya!' program a few months ago, Sophronia Quinley was the first person to sign up. Last week Chief Thompson paid her a home visit to give Ms. Quinley a birthday cake to celebrate her 84th birthday.

Wearing gloves and a mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Thompson kept his social distance in presenting her with the cake.

Today, Chief Thompson has 15 senior citizens or handicapped individuals living in the Flomaton Police Department's jurisdiction.

Under the program, once a person signs up, Chief Thompson will call them once a...