Event gives thanks to servicemen & women, "First Responder of the Year" will be awarded
FONDA - Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort has announced the inaugural Appreciation Dinner for First Responders in Montgomery County. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Winner's Circle, in Fonda. The event is a small way to give back and recognize those everyday heroes who continually show up in the face of danger because they are committed to serving others.
"I am excited about beginning this tradition in Montgomery County, which pays respect to those who are on the front lines and gives thanks to those who serve," Ossenfort said. "We can never say thank you enough for the great job all of the First Responders do on a daily basis to keep us all safe and protected."
One nominee from each branch of Fire/Police/EMS departments will be honored as the "First Responder of the Year". All of the nominees will be recognized at the event. Nominations were provided last month by chiefs and directors of people in their departments who have consistently gone above and beyond, putting service before self.
Here are the nominees:
"Falling between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, this is a perfect way to recognize what First Responders do on a daily basis," said Montgomery County Legislative Chairman Thomas L. Quackenbush. "I hope this event becomes an annual way to thank them for the services they perform for the residents of the county.
The event is open to everyone in the county and First Responders are especially invited to attend. Nominees and their guests are complimentary. Tickets will be on sale at the event for $20. Please RSVP to the Executive Office at 518-853-4304 or to email@example.com.