Fourth annual First Responders Thanksgiving

A very special meal draws in first responders from all over Jackson County every year on Thanksgiving Day.
Started up by Ocean Springs couple, Tim and Lisa Wold, the annual First Responders Thanksgiving is meant to thank those who put their life on the line to serve our community. Police officers, fire fighters, and AMR officials got to enjoy lots of hot home cooked dishes and dessert.
The Wolds tell News 25 a group of Florida police officers recently saved a friend’s life who was trapped in a burning car in Pensacola.
Tim Wold says first responders across the nation work to save lives and protect our community every day and it warms his heart to be able to provide this Thanksgiving meal. “Enjoy the camaraderie of each other and have a good time sitting and talking and enjoying Thanksgiving without having to deal with tragedy or something. It’s just kind of heartwarming to see them enjoy it.”
One first responder said, “It means a lot to us that another family would take away just to come down here and cook us some food and it’s a good way for a bunch of agencies to get together that we wouldn’t normally see.”
The Thanksgiving meal was held inside the FountainBleau Community Center in Ocean Springs. The Wolds say they usually have about 30 to 50 first responders stop by throughout the day.

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