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Girl Scouts Host Appreciation Luncheon for Bellmawr Police, Fire & EMS

Today, Bellmawr Girl Scout Troops #30215 and #30082 hosted an appreciation luncheon to honor Bellmawr Police, Fire, and EMS for their dedicated service to the community.

Troop leader Debbie Allen said that the business community and the families of the Girl Scouts were “very generous” with their food donations for the luncheon.  Because of the amount of donations, the Girl Scouts were able to serve a full lunch that featured a large assortment of entrees and desserts.

The luncheon was held in the Bellmawr Ballroom. Among the offerings were ziti, meatballs, salads, hoagies, wings, stromboli, rice, hot dogs, cookies, brownies, candy bars, tiramisu, and water ice.

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The members of the departments took time to meet and talk with all of the Girl Scouts.

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Alexis Blackson, 13, has been a Girl Scout for five years says being a part of the luncheon today was “important.” She said: “I want to show my appreciation. They risk their lives for us so we wanted to do something special for them.”

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Megan Gordon, 13, has been a Girl Scout for six years said: “I don’t think people today realize how much Police, Fire, and EMS do for us. I took today to appreciate the sacrifice they make for us.”

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The Police, Fire & EMS brought out their apparatus so the Girl Scouts could get an up close look.

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Group Photo: Bellmawr PD Facebook

Pastor Vincent Kovlak of Bellmawr Baptist Church came to the luncheon to offer a prayer of gratitude and safety.

Pastor Kovlak prayed:

Our Heavenly Father, how grateful we are for these civil servants whom you refer to as ministers of God, who daily jeopardize their lives to preserve and protect our lives. We honor them today. We pray that as they keep us safe, so you will keep them safe – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Especially at a time when so many of them are targets of those who have no fear God or the law. May they accept our thanks for the tremendous job that they do for our good. Grace this luncheon with Your presence and bless this food. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.  

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*Article updated on 7/25/2016 at 9:00 a.m.

One reply on “Girl Scouts Host Appreciation Luncheon for Bellmawr Police, Fire & EMS”

In a time where we are so prone to report negative news, I wanted to contact you about something positive. Back in March my son turned four. A few weeks prior I contacted both my local police and fire departments in Bellmawr. They both had stated that if possible they would come to my sons fourth birthday party. That week I reached out to confirm and they had stated that as long as there was no call or emergency they would come. On the day of my sons party I was hoping for maybe a policeman or firefighter but that is not what happened. Instead five fire trucks, one ambulance and two police officers came to our street! Our son who one day wants to be both a police officer and fire fighter was over the moon. I tried to make a donation but wouldn’t take it! I can not say thank you enough to Bellmawrs local Hero’s! They made one little boys birthday a memory that would last a lifetime.

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