Marshall Manor Nursing and Rehab Center's will be hosting their second annual First Responders Appreciation Cookout this Friday, Sept. 13. It will take place from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at their location.
Responders who attend will need to drive around the back of the facility by the gazebo for the meal. They will have tables and chairs along with parking for first responder vehicles.
Marshall Manor is doing this because they want to have an opportunity to thank all the first repsonders in the community. Lindsay Robertson, the administrator for Marshall Manor, said she enjoyed it last year and wants those who serve to know how much they all appreciate everything they do for the community. This is one way for Marshall Manor to say thank you.
Lindsay Rees, the community education coordinator, said in a community like Guntersville, you see a lot of first responders coming in and out with the residents and interacting with them.
Robertson said last year they had a decent turnout, but they believe they will have more this year. They have done more to promote their event by contacting the first responders.
They invited many of the volunteer fire departments, the fire departments in Marshall County, the police departments in Marshall County, the National Guard, the ambulance services, EMA and the rescue squad. If you are considered a first responder, then this cookout is for you.
At the event they will have hot dogs, brats and hamburgers. For sides they will have baked beans, chips, soft drinks and cookies.
If you or your staff cannot all attend the event, they will be making to-go meals for someone to take back to the department.
At the pavilion, they have an area where they will have tables and chairs set up for those who want to stay and eat.
Robertson said last year a lot of the first responders stopped and ate at Marshall Manor. It was nice to see them taking a break and talking to others who were there as well.