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First Responders & Vets Appreciation Lunch

Published on April 24, 2018
First Responders & Vets Appreciation Lunch
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Date(s) - 04/24/2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Texas Roadhouse


April 9, 2018 – Panama City Beach, FL – The community is coming together again to give recognition and thanks to our first responders and veterans. A Superior Air Conditioning Company will hold its second quarterly First Responder & Vets Appreciation Lunches of the year again at Texas Roadhouse located in Pier Park North (15660 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach). This Appreciation Lunch takes place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 pm.

Jimy Thorpe, A Superior’s owner, donates eight new air conditioning units to deserving first responders and veterans per year, two to be given away per quarter. “I feel that giving back to veterans and first responders is like taking the time to help my father,” says Thorpe. “It’s something that comes second nature; it’s instinctive and something that’s driven in me.”

First responders and veterans are encouraged to apply for the donation by going to and clicking THE TEAM, and then “Vets Helping Vets Air Conditioning Giveaway.” American Legion Post 392 meets and votes on all submissions each quarter, selecting one first responder and one veteran to win. The giveaway is open to all who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and all first responders including EMT/Medics, Police, Sheriffs and Fire Fighters.

Paul and Helen Schreiner, Owner/Operators of Texas Roadhouse, are excited to host and give thanks to people who put their lives on the line every day for the citizens of our community. Local businesses are invited and encouraged to donate door prizes and giveaways.

Other dates in 2018 include July 24 and October 23 (both Tuesdays from 11:30 to 1:00 pm). The event includes a delicious hot lunch, brief welcome by the sponsors and supporters, and the AC giveaways. For more information, to sponsor or to donate, contact Marta Rose-Thorpe at (850) 814-3822.