To remember lives lost on September 11, one local organization took the time to honor those who put their lives at risk for our safety everyday.
The Muskingum County Community Foundation recognized emergency personnel with a special luncheon at the Muskingum County ‘Y’ Friday afternoon. Volunteer, Kelsey Lawler, said the foundation puts on the event to give back to our first-responders who do so much for the community.
"We do it because we are a non-profit organization and we really like to give back to our community, that’s one of the main things AmeriCorps is for, and so we like to recognize our first-responders because they do such a great job and they’re such a key part to our community," Lawler said.
Among the guests were members of the Zanesville Police and Fire Departments, as well as several other agencies from across the area. More than 100 first-responders were treated to a meal provided by donations from area businesses.
"Bills BBQ donated 15 pounds of pulled pork and 15 pounds of pulled chicken, we had an anonymous donor donate 10 more pounds of pulled pork from Bill’s, so we have all of the meat from Bill’s, we got more than 200 wings from Buffalo Wild Wings," Lawler said.
The foundation also raffled off donated prizes. Here is a list of all donors:
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cry Out America