County-wide First Responder’s Luncheon


The rain did not dampen enthusiasm for lunch between eleven and two today. Door prizes, lunch coupons donated by the Rib Crib and Chicken Express, and goody bags donated by RE Max Real Estate were in demand.


Justice of the Peace, Wayne Money, serves up some barbecued sausage at the 6th Annual First Responder’s Luncheon. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Emergency medical technicians, firefighters, police, Sheriff’s deputies, and police from around the county were just a few that showed up at The Church on River Oaks in Southeast Greenville for the 6th annual luncheon presented by the Spirit of Giving organization and catered by Ernie’s Barbecue.  Chuck Francey said, “the event was copied from one set up by a Paris, Texas charity in 2007. We copied it.” The event has been held at the Landmark on Lee Street in the past but the Texas Department of Transportation was concerned about traffic blockage on Lee Street when all of the fire apparatus arrived.



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