Free dinner planned for officers, firefighters, respondersThe New Richmond Knights of Columbus council is honoring local hometown heros.
The New Richmond Knights of Columbus council is honoring local hometown heros.
The council will host a first responder dinner on Jan. 17 at the Knights of Columbus Hall as a way to honor the local firefighters, police officers and ambulance crew in a non-religious and non-political way.
According to Pat Early, the idea was brought about after discussing “Blue Mass,” a Knights of Columbus nationwide promotion that invites first responders to attend a church service, dressed in uniform blues.
“We wanted to take it even farther,” Early said.
The event, which includes dinner for the first responders, will also feature a performance by author and humorist Michael Perry. Author of “Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time,” an insightful look into the world of a small town firefighter/EMT, and “Visiting Tom,” a New York Times best seller. Early said the Wisconsin-based writer is very relevant for the audience.
A social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner and program begins at 7 p.m.
Early said he isn’t sure how many first responders will be attending the event; however, the group is hoping for a big turnout.