On April 23, the Vestavia Hills Sunrise Rotary is sponsoring a shrimp boil festival to honor Vestavia Hills police officers and firefighters.
This annual event was designed six years ago as “an opportunity to give our first responders recognition,” said Rotary event coordinator Margaret Cook.
This year’s event includes a live band and the skydiving team The Casters. Members of the team will be landing in the Vestavia Hills City Hall parking lot during the event.
The event will be 3 – 6 p.m. at city hall. Tickets are $10, but the event is free to first responders and their families.
Proceeds and donations will go to support first responders and Vestavia Hills High School’s We the People Mock Congress team.
The Rotary plans to use this year’s funds for first responders to buy two commercial drones for the police and fire departments to use in crisis situations. Cook said that proceeds last year were used to buy an ATV for use by the first responders.
The We the People team uses the money to fund travel to competitions.
For more information, visit www.vhsr.org.
– Rae Patterson