Louise Thaxton wants Vernon Parish to “Get Your Boots On.” Thaxton, a mortgage broker with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. in Leesville, is one of the leading individuals in the Boot Campaign, which encourages business professionals and other individuals in the community to wear boots on Fridays to support military personnel and veterans.

The program, which benefits Wounded Warrior programs, was started by an orthodontist in Texas in order to show appreciation for their troops and raise awareness of the challenges they face upon return, according to the campaign’s website, www.bootcampaign.com.

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