Major preparations are underway in Dickson County ahead of an appreciation luncheon for law enforcement.
Volunteers involved hope the event provides a much-needed distraction for first responders in their county.
A feast fit for first responders was on the stove, countertops, and tables of a White Bluff kitchen on Friday.
“We have pork, BBQ, fried chicken, rotisserie chicken,” explained Crystal Fulcher, who helped organize the event.
Crystal started the Facebook group ‘Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner’, which caught the eye of several local businesses.
“We got a page going,” she said. “I connected with THP wives and other county wives, so they’re all pitching in to help, we’ve got 14 wives helping serve the food on Sunday.”
First responders will be treated to plenty of southern staples, including baked beans, mac’n’cheese, potato salad, plenty of sweet tea, and a number of other items.
The Dickson community is desperately in need of a break, after the recent death of Sgt. Daniel Baker, and the ongoing search for the body of 5-year-old Joe Clyde Daniels.
“Over the course of the events that have happened in Dickson County, lots of restaurants have reached out,” said Crystal. “Just to say thank you and give back to the community.”
Any agencies involved in the cases are invited to attend.
Organizers expect a few hundred will arrive and hope their southern cuisine hits the spot.
Much of the food for the luncheon was donated by local businesses and restaurants.
The luncheon is set to start Sunday at noon, at the Tennsco Community Center in Dickson.