Life Care Center of Puyallup, Washington, hosted a barbecue for residents, associates, the community and local police, fire and rescue personnel on Aug. 2, 2016.
Several organizations that the facility regularly partners with were also present.
The barbecue was organized to celebrate National Night Out and show support for those who serve and protect. National Night Out is a community-building event that promotes partnerships between the police and community, as well as neighborhood camaraderie to make communities better, safer places to live. This event is held each year around the country on the first Tuesday of August.
Despite a torrential downpour just hours before the event and the state survey team being at the facility, associates put their best foot forward. When the caravan of rescue vehicles arrived, associates were ready with food, music and grateful hearts.
Ernie Judd, Resident Council president, thanked police, fire and rescue personnel for their service. Guests were able to sign “thank you” boards that were given to the police and fire departments.
Cyndi Anderson, business development director, said the highlight of the evening was resident Robert Doepker seeing his daughter and Puyallup Police Department Captain Tamra Pihl arrive in her patrol car – lights flashing.