Free lunch offered to Texarkana first responders Wednesday in honor of EMS appreciation week


TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) – Lunch will be provided to all first responders in Texarkana Wednesday in honor of the 5th annual EMS appreciation week.

Wednesday morning mayors on both sides of the state line signed a joint proclamation making it official. From now, on May 20th is First Responders Day in Texarkana.

“We have never closed. We’ve stayed open. They stayed open. It’s different when it’s essential but these are actually critical because that’s who’s taking care of the patients. And so for us just what a wonderful community to live in and be apart of and to respect those who risk their lives on a daily basis,” Dr. Matt Young.

According to a post on the Texarkana Convention Center Facebook page, boxed lunches will be served at both convention center locations in Texarkana, Arkansas, and Texarkana, Texas.

The food will be provided by Big Jake’s BBQ from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Other sponsors include Texarkana Funeral Home, and Farmers Bank is sponsoring the event.

All first responders are welcome including EMS, law enforcement and firefighters. 

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