Every year at the end of summer, The Waters of Plymouth senior living community ushers in fall with a barbecue to thank local first responders for all they do. This year’s event had a very strong turnout.
During the afternoon of Sept. 13, about 30 members of the Plymouth police and Plymouth fire departments pulled up to the community off Highway 55 in their work vehicles and were served brats and burgers for lunch. Each officer and firefighter also received a thank you card signed by the residents.
There were a lot of great conversations throughout the afternoon event, including one with 104-year-old Ann Hewitt “Hootie” Wakefield, who considers herself a big fan of her local service providers. She happily posed for a photograph with about a dozen of them.
“We have a few retired first responders living in our community, and this is an event near and near to our entire community. We are very appreciative of the work our first responders do for all of us,” said Michelle Robbins, active life manager for The Waters of Plymouth.