CoxHealth to Host Area First Responders at Barbecue

Aug 8, 2016

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In an effort to show support to local law enforcement, CoxHealth is inviting all first responders from area counties to a free barbecue lunch at Cox North this Friday (8/12).

CoxHealth Public Safety director, Eric Clay, says when CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards heard about the ambush on Dallas police officers he wanted to do something to show local first responders how much the hospital supports them.  According to Clay, “this lunch is a small way we can show them how much we appreciate all that they do for us.”

The salute to first responders will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cox North’s Fountain Plaza room. No RSVP is required.

The free event includes barbecue chicken, bratwurst, hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream and more as well as prize drawings. Carry-out will be available for those who are on-duty.

Similar events are being held at CoxHealth campuses in Branson and Monett. Cox Monett’s salute to first responders will be held on Aug. 10 and Cox Branson’s is on Aug. 11.