Rotary Club announces First Responders Appreciation Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Mayor Jim Gray was on-hand Tuesday morning, as the Rotary Club of Lexington held a press conference encouraging businesses, restaurants, and schools around the city to show their appreciation during the inaugural First Responders Appreciation Week, which will run from May 22nd through the 26th.

“The goal is to give our First Responders a week they will never forget,” Mayor Jim Gray said.

Rotary Club members Greg Howard, a retired Lexington police captain, and Paul Chartier came up with the idea for First Responders Week.

“As someone who served in law enforcement for 40 years, I know the value of kind words and encouragement to our public servants,” Howard said.

Chartier said getting kids involved was especially important to the Rotary Club. “School children are making cards that will be delivered to our police and firefighters to thank them,” he said. “We wanted plant the seed with these children that our police and firefighters are heroes in our community.”

Businesses, restaurants and schools interested in participating are invited to visit to learn more and sign up with a special program or promotion for first responders.

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