The men and women of Natchitoches’ Westside Baptist Church held their second First Responder Appreciation Dinner Wednesday, April 24th at the church hall. The congregation served over 300 fried fish dinners with all the trimmings to hungry deputies, police officers, firefighters, corrections officers and paramedics. The event was put on by 50 volunteers from the congregation who cooked and served throughout the evening. A group of church members also shared their baking and cooking skills by ensuring each dinner was accompanied by a homemade dessert.
Westside Baptist pastor, Rev Steve McAlister, said “this is something we could do to show our appreciation for all the men and women who serve our community as first responders.”