The 2nd Annual First Responders Breakfast, hosted by SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, was Tuesday, March 24 at Tillman’s Corner Community Center. Approximately 85 police officers, firefighters, EMTs, deputy sheriffs, guests and sponsors enjoyed a Dick Russell’s morning meal of scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage, grits, potatoes and hot coffee, sponsored by Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Donna Abercrombie served as emcee, introducing Theodore High School Color Guard, who presented the colors; Theodore High School Chorus, which entertained and inspired the audience with a medley of patriotic songs and Percy Harris, Chaplain of the Mobile Fire Department, who gave a very eloquent invocation and led the group in “The Lord’s Prayer.”
Speakers included Phyllis Wingard, outreach education director for Keep Mobile Beautiful; Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson; Dick Perl, Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Brad Sullivan of Living Word Church.
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce President Alesia Davis thanked the first responders for their devotion to duty and read a proclamation declaring March 24 as “First Responders Appreciation Day in Tillman’s Corner.”