VFW honors first responders with 2nd annual appreciation dinner

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[February 26, 2013]     Send a link to a friend

Saturday night the Cronin Brothers VFW hosted their second annual appreciation dinner for first responders.

The VFW started the event last year as a means of showing the first responders throughout Logan County that they are appreciated. In addition, the dinner is aimed at the families of those responders as well.

This year as she was handing out certificates of appreciation, Michelle Ramlow, post commander, spoke about the families, saying that for a first responder to do his or her job well, there must be strong support from the family. She thanked the families for standing behind their first responder and understanding the time away from home when they are on duty.

Pictures by Nila Smith

Steve and Ann Siltman relax after enjoying their meal.

City police officer David Oltmanns and Lincoln Rural firefighter Ryan Sheley chat with friends after their meal.


Ramlow and Oltmanns share a laugh.

Firefighters enjoy a meal together

The kids in attendance took advantage of the large dance floor to have some fun.

Ken Greenslate, city police chief, steps in for a picture with Bucky  and Joanne Washam.


The meal was prepared and served by Matthew Viner, Bret Emory, Jessica Owen and Jennifer Buffington

Janet Long helped serve up beverages.  Also helping out for the evening were Vince Long and Georgina Vinzen.


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