Book signing to benefit local church


Born into extreme poverty during the Great Depression and stricken with paralyzing polio at the age of three, Louise Hancock's life has been filled with struggles, hardships, and discrimination. And, through it all she has not only endured but has managed to live a normal life.

Louise, who has worked as a door greeter at the local Wal-Mart store for over 20 years, has put her life experiences into a book, "Just as I am". She is donating all profits from sales of the book to the Beacon of Hope Church in Swainsboro, where her grandson is the pastor.

Funds have been secured through a previous book signing to provide half the amount needed to pay for a metal building that is now being used for Sunday School rooms by the church. A second book signing will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the main entrance to Wal-Mart to raise funds that will be used to help pay off the note on the building. Paperback books are $15 and hardback books are $25. Books may also be purchased online at

"I just want to thank everyone who supported the first book signing by purchasing a book, making donations, and praying for the project," said Louise. "All of you have had a part in making this happen. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing everyone on June 25.”


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