Saying thanks to first responders

Published 8:28 am Friday, May 29, 2020

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By Lauren Johnson

A freshly cooked barbecue lunch was on tap for first responders at the City of Troy on Thursday.

  “We wanted to show our appreciation to our first responders by providing a meal for them,” Jimmy Barron said. “As a county commissioner, this is the type of thing I want to do for the community.”

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Barron explained that cooking is his passion, so providing lunch was the perfect way for him to give back to those who have done so much for the community.

“First responders and utility workers have dangerous jobs, and we want to show how thankful we are for what they do,” Barron said.

With the help of Jerry Spivey and Mike Kreis, Barron served plates of barbecue chicken, baked beans, potato salad, and bread.

Jim “Booty” Bruce, whose business Horn Beverage, was one of the sponsors for the lunch, believes it’s important to give back to the community and support one another, especially during these times.

“Horn Beverage was one of the few businesses that have been able to stay open and keep operating, so we saw this as an opportunity to give back, along with the help from Anheuser-Bush,” Bruce said.

“This is our home and Troy has been really good to us,” Bruce said.

“It’s a great community where everyone pulls together. We are going to try to help anywhere we can because we are all in this together.”

Barron also wants to thank Horn Beverage, specifically Donna Horn and Booty Bruce, for providing the food, Casey Gas for donating gas for the grill, Julia’s for providing the sides, and Piggly Wiggly of Troy for providing the meat.