To show Frenship ISD’s appreciation toward all first responders, Frenship High School’s Business Information Management and Career Prep teacher Candace Wilkins and her students planned an appreciation dinner for all police officers, firefighters, and EMT’s in the Lubbock area Monday (Dec. 12).
The dinner, with food donated by T-Diamond Ranch, Wolfforth Meat Locker, Texas Roadhouse, Taco Villa, Aspen Creek Grill, Sam’s Club and the FHS Culinary Arts Program, also included live music and a free raffle for all first responders.
“We just want to show our appreciation to all of you who put your lives out on the line every day,” Wilkins said. “We are so thankful for the work all first responders do, so we just wanted to say thank you with this dinner.”
Before the dinner began, the guests were welcomed with bag pipes from the Lubbock Fire Department and the carrying of the United States and Texas flags from the Texas Tech University ROTC program.
A student also sang the national anthem.
All of the students served the guests, and every first responder went home with a raffle prize, including cash, gift cards, Yeti coolers, Texas Tech gear and more, totaling more than $6,000 in donations and prizes.