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Essential workers get treated to lunch by local business leaders

Los Fresnos EMS staff enjoys some food during a “Real Heroes Don’t Wear Capes, They Wear Badges” appreciation lunch, which was held May 30 at the Los Fresnos Little League Baseball Park. Courtesy photo


LOS FRESNOS – Nearly 100 essential workers were treated to lunch by the good hands of the local Allstate Insurance office in Los Fresnos.

First responders with the Emergency Medical Services as well as the Los Fresnos Fire and Police departments responded to a call made by the business run by David Armendariz, a local leader who is constantly working in many community events.

Armendariz said he came up with the idea to provide lunch to those whose jobs are essential, particularly during today’s pandemic that has been impacting people’s lives like never before.

Of the hundreds of positive COVID-19 cases throughout Cameron County, several have occurred here in Los Fresnos, including the recent death of a 70-year-old man, according to a May 29 county health department report.

Armendariz said he decided to hold a “Real Heroes Don’t Wear Capes, They Wear Badges” appreciation lunch for first responders on Saturday, May 30, to thank those behind the front lines.

A worker with Dirty Dawg BBQ hands a Los Fresnos Police officer some lunch during the event. Courtesy photo

He said he got hold of a local business, Dirty Dawg BBQ, who provided pulled pork sandwiches, chips, water and soft drinks to the nearly 100 that showed up at the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Los Fresnos Little League Baseball Park.

Armendariz said the appreciation lunch was to recognize first responders and other people for what they have been doing.

“It’s really important to thank them for everything they have done,” he said.

“This is our little way to say ‘Thank You.’ ”

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