OZARK, Ala.(WDHN) — First responders in Ozark had the opportunity today to attend a cookout in their honor.
Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home hosted the event, and it is the fourth year they have held a cookout for first-responders in the area.
The first year the event was held they fed 175 people, and last year, they fed 430 people as they also fed front-line workers.
“It just started out it was just our staff, a very small group and then it has grown each year,” Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Managing Director, John Cawley said. “To this year, we have the local DAV chapter helping us, an Ozark City Councilwoman Leah Harlow helping us, lots of volunteers from various agencies, and groups helping us. It really has grown into a big event.”
For first responders who were unable to attend the cookout, Cawley said they would also deliver plates.