Chalk up another success for the annual First Responders Party, hosted by Greta and Larry Stallings. The fifth annual party was the best one yet, thanks to dozens of generous donors and contributors. Over 100 first responders met with Sandbridge residents at the Dunes Community Room on February 13 and
14 while enjoying a fabulous buffet of foods and tasty desserts. And this year there was music, provided by a talented singer/guitarist who lives at the Dunes! The parties started at noon and lasted well past the dinner hour as a bonding event for our responders and our community.
Over two-thousand dollars of cash donations, along with food and beverage donations, provided a first-rate luncheon buffet. As a bonus, $400 of restaurant gift certificates were given out as door prizes to the first responders. Those who attended represented police, fire, rescue and lifeguards, not only from Sandbridge, but from across Virginia Beach.
Greta and Larry started the First Responders Party five years ago as a way to thank these wonderful public servants who keep our community safe. It has grown to become a highly-anticipated event and opportunity for us to get to know and thank those who protect us.