SKOWHEGAN — On Aug. 23, Hight Ford in Skowhegan and Hight Chevrolet in Farmington put on their first annual 1rst Responder Appreciation Day, giving thanks back to the people who donate their time and effort to the communities and surrounding communities of Skowhegan and Farmington.
“They keep our communities safe and we basically wanted to let them know they are appreciated,” said Sam Hight, of Hight Ford. “This is the first annual one and we plan on doing this each year from here on in. we had a successful turnout and it felt great to give back to all of them.”
Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Skowhegan Police Department, Skowhegan Fire Department, Maine State Police, Maine Warden Service, Farmington Fire Department, Farmington Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office were all included in the event, and next year Hight plans on making it bigger by attracting first responders from throughout Central Maine.
At the event, first responders were treated to hamburgers and hot dogs, drinks and Giffords Famous Ice Cream. The event took place between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., and filled the dealership parking lots.
“We enjoy giving back to the communities that have supported my family for the last 100 year,” said Hight, “And can’t wait for next year to do it again.” The Hight family is no stranger to sponsoring and helping the communities they do business in.
PHOTO: Sam Hight, of Hight Ford, with members of Maine State Police Troop C. (Submitted photo)