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First Responders & Vets Appreciation Lunch

Published on January 23, 2018
First Responders & Vets Appreciation Lunch
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Date(s) - 01/23/2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Texas Roadhouse


First Responders & Vets Appreciation Lunch


December 19, 2017 – Panama City Beach, FL – The community is coming together again in the new year to give recognition and thanks to our first responders and veterans. A Superior Air Conditioning Company will hold four quarterly First Responder & Vets Appreciation Lunches in 2018, held at Texas Roadhouse located in Pier Park North (15660 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach).  The first Appreciation Lunch takes place on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 pm.

Jimy Thorpe, A Superior’s owner, will again donate eight new air conditioning units to deserving first responders and veterans, 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.

Texas Roadhouse is excited to host the lunches in 2018.  “It’s a great opportunity for us to say thanks to people who put their lives on the line every day for the citizens of our community,” says Paul and Helen Schreiner, Owner/Operators of Texas Roadhouse.  “More organizations should be involved in this, and we appreciate the opportunity to be included.”

Other dates in 2018 include April 24, July 24 and October 23 (all 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.