An appreciation dinner in Long Creek raised almost $6,000 and fed over 150 people on Saturday.
Proceeds from the dinner went to the Long Creek Ambulance crew and Long Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
Eric Sines of Long Creek called the fourth annual dinner a “grand success.”
Money was split between the fire department and ambulance crew to provide new equipment and training. Money from past dinners has been used to purchase equipment like defibrillators for the fire department.
“It’s important to have a strong ambulance crew in remote areas of the county like Monument and Long Creek because of the travel distance,” Mayor Don Porter said.
Attendees were served tri-tip with all the trimmings, mashed potatoes, salad, rolls, dessert and a beverage at the Long Creek school. There was also a raffle for a flat screen TV, 50/50 drawing and a live and silent auction.
The food was donated by the Long Creek Booster Club, the City of Long Creek and the Long Creek Historical Society and Sherry Craig Miller was in charge of the cooking, according to Porter.