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YMCA afterschool program shows their appreciation to first responders

Students perform a skit as their favorite hero. (Source:WALB) Students perform a skit as their favorite hero. (Source:WALB)
Firefighters and law enforcers enjoying the YMCA's Community Appreciation Day. (Source:WALB) Firefighters and law enforcers enjoying the YMCA's Community Appreciation Day. (Source:WALB)
They also provided them with a nice hot meal. (Source:WALB) They also provided them with a nice hot meal. (Source:WALB)
Sheniqua Robinson, Albany Fire Inspector (Source:WALB) Sheniqua Robinson, Albany Fire Inspector (Source:WALB)
Devin Williams, Organizer/1st Grade Counselor (Source:WALB) Devin Williams, Organizer/1st Grade Counselor (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Thursday evening, students at an Albany YMCA after school program showed their appreciation for public safety workers.

There were cheers and screams at the YMCA's 21st Century Program's Community Appreciation Day for the local heroes who risk their lives everyday.

"We just want to give the children a visual of what community outreach and community appreciation looks like,” said Devin Williams, 1st Grade Counselor.

Organizer, Devin Williams had the students prepare a skit showcasing their favorite hero.

8-year-old Makayla Ross and 9-year-old Andricus Williams know just how valuable these firefighters and law enforcers are to our community.

"They can do a lot for your life,” said Makayla Ross, student. “They can help you."

"Save us from bad guys,” said Andricus Williams, Student.

Albany Fire Inspector Sheniqua Robinson, even won a game of “Are you smarter than a third grader.”

"Knowing that the community cares about what we do and what we teach and we're building a relationship with the community, the kids and the school system that's just wonderful,” said Sheniqua Robinson, Albany Fire Inspector/Educator.

The day of appreciation ended with a nice hot meal for the heroes.

"But in reality the real heroes are the people who save us on a daily basis,” said Williams.

Organizers plan to make that an annual event.

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