Rhodes treats first responders to appreciation lunch

Rhodes Properties and Development and Rhodes Realty recognizes that the first responders in Natchitoches Parish put their lives on the line daily to protect and serve residents. As a way of giving back to the community, and to show their appreciation, the Rhodes hold an annual first responder lunch at Raising Cane’s in Natchitoches. This year’s event took place on Oct. 18 and it’s safe to say that the receipt at the end of the day was long.

“It’s nice to be recognized by members of our community,” said Natchitoches Fire Chief John Wynn. “From the turn out I saw today it’s going to be costly for them.”

“We’ve done it a few years now and it helps us build our community’s support for our first responders,” said Justin Rhodes.

Rhodes Realty may not interact with first responders on a daily basis, but they do keep them in mind when Rhodes Properties and Development is planning the construction of a new subdivision. It’s important that fire trucks are able to respond to 911 calls and reach residents efficiently.

“We appreciate everything they do,” said Roderick McIntosh, whose step father Bryan Powell and brother-in-law Victor Kay work in law enforcement. “I know what they go through on a daily basis to protect and serve us.”

Chief of Corrections at the Natchitoches Detention Center Roger Henson said it best. “It’s simple,” he said. “It’s great to see the public support, especially when a company like Rhodes Properties and Development and Rhodes Realty take time out of their day to do all this for us.”