BELLWOOD – Mid-Cities Civic Association, which represents the Bellwood Community of the Jefferson Davis Highway Corridor, recently honored the Falling Creek Police Station, which opened in July 2017, as recipients of their annual First Responders Appreciation Dinner.
“Having a police station along the corridor is something many residents advocated in support of for many years,” said Nick Curry, president of the association. “Having a station close-by not only affords the department an opportunity to be more engaged with our residents, but also affords our residents the opportunity to feel safe in their own homes knowing an officer could be right around the corner.”
A homemade meal of baked spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and a delicious cake was delivered with much excitement and appreciation by the officers.
The association began the new program in March 2017 by recognizing the Enon Volunteer Fire Department, which is one of only two all-volunteer departments in the county. “We hope to continue to build on this program and we’re already thinking about next year!” programs chair Marion Beattie said.