Smithfield First Church members recognized the Town of Smithfield’s first responders on its Public Service Recognition Day on Sabbath, March 10, 2018. Members of the police, fire, and EMS departments received a warm welcome from the congregation. During the announcement period, they were ushered to a front row pew. After introductions, the first responders were recognized for their efforts to keep the community safe, and plaques were given as tokens of appreciation. Gregg Robinzine, Smithfield First pastor, offered special prayer for the emergency service personnel and their families.
A second Public Service Recognition Day was held on March 24, 2018, for the sheriff’s department; two deputies were present. Due to a scheduling conflict, they were not able to attend the March 10 event. Shemeka Murphy gave a special musical tribute to the deputies by singing the Gaither Vocal Band song, “A Few Good Men.” Afterward, a plaque was presented to the deputies and Robinzine offered special prayer.
South Atlantic | May 2018