Lathrop First Christian Church sponsored an Appreciation Dinner for all local area First Responders on March 11, 2015. Invitations went out to the Firemen of Lathrop, Turney, and Holt, county and city law enforcement officers , EMTs, local coroner, county and city commissioners and members of the community. This was in an effort to show our appreciation for those that chose to be caretakers of our community. Associate Pastor, Michael Falgout was the Master of Ceremonies. Carmen Bennett, local music director of Lathrop Schools presented some of her students who beautifully sang the National Anthem. Each guest was given an honorary poem with a flag lapel pin. A wonderful dinner furnished by the church and accompanied by carried in dishes from the community was enjoyed by approximately 70 attendees. Due to a large fire that day, several firefighters were doing exactly what we expect from them, and were unable to attend.