“It’s all about saying thank you. It’s all about (public safety personnel),” said Rosan Hall, sales associate for Keller Williams Realty Atlanta North.
Hall co-chairs the event with Susan Hampton, business banker with Fidelity Bank.
The community can help make the event successful through a $25 donation that will send a police officer or firefighter to the dinner or by sponsoring a table. Table sponsorships are available at different levels.
The celebration is organized by the East Cobb Business Association, the Cobb Chamber’s East Cobb Area Council, past recipients of the East Cobb Citizen of the Year award, along with representatives from police and fire departments.
Hall and Hampton, who are part of the East Cobb Business Association, seized the opportunity to chair the event on behalf of the association. “We have seen other business associations who do great things in their community. We needed to pick up the pace and be part of the community,” said Hall, an east Cobb resident.
The dinner is a community building event.
“If we work collectively with our business members and really work on making east Cobb better than it is we’re doing something good for our community,” Hall said.
The dinner is a way to thank those who make the community safe and appealing.
“These folks work day in and day out to keep us safe and take care of our homes when we have issues with fire and such. So it’s just a way to say thank you very much for putting 100 percent of your efforts into our job,” she said.
“(Police and fire personnel) make our community safer. It makes this place that we live in safer and a better place to live. It brings people to the community. It enriches our life daily and makes a stronger business base and assures people the representations they need, help they need if they come to this area,” Hall said.
Donations can be made by check payable to the East Cobb Public Safety Celebration, a nonprofit organization. Donations are non-refundable, non-transferable and are tax-deductible. Mail to East Cobb Business Association, Attn: East Cobb HEROS Dinner & Banquet, 1050 E. Piedmont Road, Suite E, Box 162, Marietta, GA 30062.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, call Susan Hampton at (401) 218-6216 or Rosan Hall at (770) 335-6013.