STOCKBRIDGE — The third annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon will be held Monday at the Merle Manders Conference Center in Stockbridge.

The event is sponsored by Stockbridge City Councilman Alphonso Thomas and District 4 County Commissioner Vivian Thomas, and will be held at noon Monday, April 8.

According to a release from the city of Stockbridge, the aim of the event is to put the spotlight on the extraordinary dedication of first responders in the county’s communities.

Members of the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, the Henry County Police Department, the Henry County Fire Department and the Henry County E911 Department will be honored by both elected officials for their service.

Over 100 attendees are expected at the complimentary annual luncheon, according to a release from the city of Stockbridge. Because of the limited space, the invitation to the luncheon is limited to first responders only.

“First Responders are the unsung heroes of our society,” Alphonso Thomas said in a press release. “The personal and professional sacrifices they make are noteworthy. We owe them so much respect. This annual appreciation luncheon is our way of saying thank you for a job well done. The incredible efforts of these men and women deserve this event and so much more.”

“Every day, first responders serve others unselfishly, placing the needs of others first.Thank you to our first responders and to their families for their hard work and willing sacrifices,” Vivian Thomas said in a press release. “It is my pleasure to take a moment to recognize and honor their work, and this is just a small gesture to highlight the importance of having their caring hands and watchful eyes on duty in Henry County.”

Government Reporter

A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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