Vienna First Responders give back to community

VIENNA, W.Va. Local first responders of Vienna gave back to the community Saturday with their second annual back to school bash at Spencer Park in Vienna.

Hundreds of local residents from the community came out for a day of fun, food, entertainment and to learn more about first responders.

Although the day was filled with fun, games, the day also served a more serious purpose.

Linda Kern is the community director and director of the senior center of Vienna and she put the event together with the help of the first responders, donors, and the city of Vienna.

"This is drug prevention; this is alternatives for kids, teens, young adults. We have everyone here from 4H and thank you everyone who has participated," said Kern.

Events like this are very important to residents like Loraine Stout and her granddaughter.

"I had a virus in heart about a month and a half ago and this is one of my first outings out and she's the love of my life and I'm glad I get to spend today with her and it's a beautiful day," said Stout.

Stout is a Vienna resident and feels like the event was really just a huge donation to the community.

"I'm tickled pink that they had the time and the courtesy to come out and work with these children. I think it's wonderful," said Stout.

"I love Vienna, I love this community. It's just a good, strong community with a lot of wonderful people," said Stout.

Kern was thrilled with the turnout of the event and says she can't wait to do it again next year.

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