ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — The Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce hosted its eighth luncheon on Thursday, May 13 for first responders titled Honoring Our Heroes at the Robertsdale Church of Christ.
First responders, including Sheriff Hoss Mack and deputies from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department, fire officials, EMA, EMT and police department officials, including police chiefs from throughout Baldwin County, attended the event, said Chamber President/CEO Gail Quezada.
“This is a way for us to honor those who serve, not just in Central Baldwin, but for the entire area,” she said.
After hosting the first event during the week of 9/11 in 2014, it was decided to move the event to coincide with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department’s Officers Memorial, which is held in May to honor officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Last year’s event was moved from the PZK Hall in Robertsdale to the Church of Christ and was held as a drive-through event because of COVID-19 restrictions.
This year’s event returned to being held as an in-person, sit-down lunch, catered by L.A. BBQ, who served as a Diamond sponsor for the event. Presenting sponsor was Baldwin EMC.
Additional sponsors include, Gold sponsors, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, Campbell Hardware & Sporting Goods, Coastal Alabama Community College, Riviera Utilities, Robertsdale Church of Christ, South Baldwin Regional Medical Center; Silver sponsors, Advantage Business Solutions Inc., Citizens’ Bank, Lee Drug Store, and the Town of Silverhill.