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Northside Baptist Church honors Law Enforcement and First Responders

Northside Baptist Church held its annual Law Enforcement and First Responders Appreciation Day on Friday.

Dallas County Sheriff Office, Selma Police Department, Selma Fire Department, volunteer fire fighters and first responders were honored at Northside Baptist Church. They were treated to a dinner of spaghetti, salad, hot dogs and assorted desserts.

Six heroes were honored at the event: Willie Calhoun (DCSO), Jason Crum (SPD), Kenneth Thomas (State Troopers), Walter Dailey (SFD) Jeff Simmers (EMS) and Bill Grimes (Volunteer Fire Department).

Northside Baptist Church member Kathy Smith, one of the event’s organizers, said the goal is to thank the DCSO, SPD and first responders for keeping the community safe.

“January 9th is Law Enforcement and First Responders Appreciation Day, but we can’t honor them on that day because it’s so close to Christmas,” Smith said. “We want the law enforcement and first responders that we appreciate them. If we could honor them every day, we would.”

Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn attended the event.

Several local businesses that supported the event: Alabama Power Sports, Albritton’s Flowers, Bearden Catering, Boot & Shoe, Burger King, Captain D’s, Charles Ellis, Copy Type, Cosby Carmichael, Inc., Dallas Air Conditioning & Heating Inc., Domino’s Pizza, Flowers Baking-Sunbeam, Ashley Overstreet, Frazer Group Insurance, Fuller Building Supply, Gideon’s International, Hancock’s BBQ, Healthmark Home Medical Equipment, Henry Brick, International Paper, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Krispy Kreme Donuts, McDonald’s, Mark’s Mart, Marvin’s, Mr. Roy’s, NAPA Auto Parts, Omega Satelite, One Way Book Store, Pepsi, Raceway, Papa John’s pizza, Rountree Electric, Selcom, Selma Cash & Carry, Selma Food Bank, Selma Funeral Home, Selma Pest Control, Shelby Tree Service, Sonic, Valley Grande Pharmacy, Vasser’s Mini Mart, Wal Mart, Wendy’s, Zaxby’s,  Valley Grande Mexican Grill and Sacory Edge.