November 27, 2023
How does one say “Thank you” to the men and women who run toward danger to help protect those who are running from it? And how does one say “Thank you” to the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect us from those who would harm us? Perhaps the easiest way is to simply smile and say “Thank you” whenever we see the first responders on our police and fire departments.
The senior residents at Spring Hills Livingston in New Jersey (an independent-living, assisted-living, and memory-care community in the Spring Hills Opulence Collection) recently came up with a fun and delicious way to say “Thank you” to their local police and fire departments: A Hoagie lunch and a Survival Kit designed to thank them for their dedication and service.
For the Hoagies for Heroes portion of the luncheon, Spring Hills Livingston Chef Marc made Italian hoagies and turkey clubs for eating at the community in the New Jersey township of Livingston, 12 miles northwest of Newark; the lunches could also be taken on the go if an emergency call came in.
The residents, meanwhile, took care of dessert with a Survival Kit made up of several sweet sweets including a Lifesaver candy (to remind the first responders of the many times they have been one); a York Peppermint Pattie (to help them keep their cool); a Starburst (for the burst of energy they will need on the job); a Payday candy bar (because first responders don’t do it for the money); and Hershey Kisses (because first responders deserve them).
Leftover sandwiches were delivered to the Livingston Fire Department when the event was over.