In honor of National First Responders Appreciation Day, the Youth Advisory Council held a luncheon at Suwannee High School for the community’s first responders. The Youth Advisory Council served twenty-eight of the community’s service men and women. In attendance were members of the Suwannee County Sheriffs’ Department, the City of Live Oak Police Department, the Suwannee County Fire and Rescue, and the City of Live Oak Fire Department. As the service individuals feasted on Nettle’s Sausage, they were entertained by Jake Stuckey and
Dillon Harrell two of Suwannee High’s talented students.
Following the meal, various Youth Advisory Members addressed the service individuals, thanking them for their commitment to the community. One student expressed her deepest thanks, that in just days prior to the event, her grandmother’s life was saved by the efforts of service individuals responding to her family’s emergency call.
The Youth Advisory Council wants to thank the men and women who strive to protect and serve our community. Your time, energy, and sacrifices afford others a better quality of life. First responders not only protect or aid residents in times of emergency, but through their community mindedness provide educational services, such as fire safety classes to youth. The first responder’s impact is also seen through various benevolent programs such as Toys for Sparky Kids, and other community outreach programs.
I want to say on the behalf of all of the First Responders that showed up today as well as the ones that were unable to make it, Thanks we enjoyed our time today together. I spoke with several of the individuals that showed up and they were grateful to be shown such great support from everyone. Thanks to the Youth Advisor Council for today.
The first week of the New Year, January 4-8, is First Responder Appreciation Week in Florida. The Governor has encouraged all Floridians, including our teachers and students, to set aside time to thank the brave men and women who serve our state as first responders. The Youth Advisory Council of Suwannee High School elected to serve lunch to the police, sheriff, fire and EMT responders on today. The Youth Advisory Council, as well as, the entire faculty, staff and students at SHS say thank you to the first responders for their hard work and dedication to our community.