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Cuyahoga Falls to Celebrate First Responders Appreciation Day Sponsored by the City of Cuyahoga Falls, Fire, Police Departments and Summa Western Reserve Hospital

Cuyahoga Falls will celebrate its first-ever First Responders Appreciation Day, an all-day celebration of the service men and women who are the first to respond to emergencies and disasters, on Sunday, Sept. 29. The event is sponsored by Summa Western Reserve Hospital, the City of Cuyahoga Falls and the Cuyahoga Falls Fire and Police Departments.

“On our first Cuyahoga Falls First Responders Appreciation Day, we celebrate the brave EMS personnel, fire fighters, police officers and other service men and women who come to the rescue when the community needs them the most. This provides us an opportunity to show our appreciation for vital work they do," says Mayor Don Robart.

Open to the public, the all-day family friendly event will be held at Falls River Square. The schedule includes an address from Mayor Don Robart and an interfaith prayer to commence the festivities, followed by a variety of family-friendly activities that include face painting, service trucks on display, rock wall climbing, police K-9 demonstrations, Kid ID cards made, Woodridge High School marching band, Paws and Prayers with adoptable animals, Summit County mounted patrol, raffles and much more. All attending first responders will be entered into a drawing to win great prizes. The event will culminate with a performance by the band “Buck Naked” whose members consist largely of Akron Police Department employees.

Leading up to the event, kindergarten through fifth grade students will have a chance to participate in a poster contest. Now through September 16, students can submit posters to their teachers showing first responders in action or what first responders mean to the community. Based on the poster’s creativity, four winners — two boys and two girls will be selected to receive new bicycles as prizes.

For more information, contact Kathy Romito at 330.971.7408 or romitoks@summahealth.org.

Last changed 09/05/2013 - 1:59pm by armsey@cityofcf