Last year Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church in Arnoldsburg extended a warm and loving thank you to all of Calhoun County's First Responders at a special dinner.

This year, Louisa Chapel is having its 2nd Annual First Responder Appreciation Dinner this Sunday, September 9th, at 5 p.m. at the church.

Those First Responders, including policemen (city, county, and state), firefighters, EMS personnel (both Calhoun and Minnie Hamilton Health System's EMS employees) and all 911 Center employees.

The church presented a devotional service and also prepared a meal.

The service and dinner had over 70 First Responders in attendance.

"They them were very appreciative to the church," said Pastor Shelly Mace. Several First Responders said, "In all the years we've been on the job, no one has ever thanked us."

Pastor Mace said, "I don't believe for one second that the citizens of Calhoun aren't appreciative for all the work that these men and women do, but I do believe that in the business of life, we simply forget to say thank you."

"The church wants to extend a thank you for all their hard work, the dedication to their communities, and the countless hours they spend away from their families to serve those in need," Pastor Mace concluded.

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