Thank you’ to Dodge County law enforcement
An eighth grade confirmation group from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson put on an appreciation dinner for Dodge County law enforcement officials to show them that they appreciates all they do for the community on Nov 4.
The smoked pork sandwich dinner was hosted for the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Kasson and West Concord police departments.
“With the current political situation with law enforcement, we are not the most popular people right now. I think it is a good thing just to realize that people still like us and that we are not the enemy; we are part of the community,” said Jeff Brumfield, an investigator with the Sheriff’s Office.
Brumfield’s daughter, Hannah, is one of the eight girls in the group who organized the event. “Personally for me, I have grown up around them (police officers) and they are all amazing and nice people. This just shows them that we care about them and that they are all awesome,” she said about why the group wanted to put on the dinner. “It is important to thank people who don’t get thanked enough; these people protect us everyday, so sharing with them that we care is important.”
As part of St. John’s confirmation program, each group is required to put on six service projects each year. This was the group’s second project of the year. For the first project the girls sent more than 20 care packages to St. John’s college students. The group’s leaders are Christy Schubert and Michelle Coy.
During the confirmation program the groups are also encouraged to attend a confirmation or faith based camp, take notes during sermons and have to complete a final project before they are confirmed going into ninth grade.
“There is so much negative attention that law enforcement is receiving, so it is a way to just say thank you and that we appreciate everything you do in protecting us,” Schubert said about why the event was chosen as one of their service projects.