First Response Appreciation Gala

Who: Everyone (Black tie event)

What: First Response Appreciation Gala

When: July 15, 2017 from 5:30 PM to midnight

Where: Hyatt Place Hotel, 5101 N President George Bush Hwy, Garland, TX 75040

Why: To recognize and show appreciation for those responders that came to help Rowlett after the Christmas tornado

How: By holding a big thank-you party!

Rowlett Strong is holding a First Response Appreciation Gala to honor and recognize the first responders, as well as other municipal and volunteer organizations, that came to help Rowlett in its greatest time of need, the aftermath of the 12-26-15 tornado that devastated a large part of our community.

35 police and fire departments will receive an appreciation plaque made from actual tornado debris wood. Others will receive a certificate of appreciation.
The black-tie gala will feature a nice meal, silent auction, live entertainment, a program with a very special emcee and guest speaker, dancing and casino night. Proceeds will be used to start the Rowlett Strong Foundation, a future resource of grants for the agencies being honored when they have an officer or fire fighter that is injured, has a tragic family event or death.

Guest Speaker: Chris Sommer, NewsRadio1080 KRLD afternoon anchor

Master of Ceremonies: Todd Gottel, outgoing Mayor of Rowlett and Dallas County Commissioner’s Court candidate
Entertainment: The Sandy Bates Band

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