2017-11-12 / News

Emergency Services Gala to be held in February

LAPEER — McLaren Lapeer Region and Lapeer County Office of Emergency Management are set to host the first-ever Lapeer County Emergency Services Gala early next year at the Lapeer Country Club. The event, aiming to honor those emergency services personnel who give of themselves each day, is scheduled for Feb. 17, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Have you or your business ever needed the help of a local fire or police department? Have you or someone in your family ever needed emergency medical help? This special evening, which is set to become an annual event, is a special chance to say “thank you” for the hard work and dedication of our emergency services personnel in Lapeer.

“Emergency services consist of police, fire, EMS and 9-1-1 responders, as well as the emergency and trauma staff here at the hospital,” said Betsy Felton, the director of emergency services, women services, and ortho at McLaren Lapeer Region. “This is our way of saying how much we appreciate them and the help they provide to Lapeer, and this idea for the gala has been a huge passion of Mary Piorunek’s, our emergency management director, for a few years now.”

“It’s been a long time coming, a few years now,” said Piorunek. “And we’re always looking for ways to thank our emergency services providers, because they lay their lives on the line and save lives every day.”

The event, which will be free for all emergency services personnel, will be a night of fun and festivities, and will include a plated dinner, open bar, dancing and door prizes. A total of 200 tickets will be provided, and McLaren Lapeer Region and Lapeer County Office of Emergency Management are looking for sponsors for the event.

Should you wish to join the organizations in recognizing the amazing people of emergency services, your donation will allow the evening to be a free event for the first responders and their guests. For information about the event, including sponsorship availability, contact Piorunek at 810-667-0242 or mpiorunek@lapeercounty.org.

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