Bruce Pearl to Speak at First Responders Breakfast in Opelika




The Opelika Chamber of Commerce is hosting an appreciation breakfast to honor the sacrifices and courage of first responders in the area on Sept. 30, 2022, from 8 to 9 a.m.

“Our first responders are essential to this community,” said Opelika Chamber President and CEO Ali Rauch. “Both our businesses and our citizens rely on them for safety, security, advice and so much more. In light of the recent fire in downtown, it’s even more apparent how important our first responders are so we welcome the opportunity to celebrate them.” 

All first responders and community members are welcome to enjoy breakfast and hear from speaker, Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl. At this breakfast, the chamber will also be awarding the Firefighter, Police Officer, Sheriff’s Deputy and Medic of the Year awards.

“We are looking forward to joining other first responders and members of the community for the chamber’s annual breakfast,” said Opelika Police Chief Shane Healey. “We are fortunate to serve a wonderful community and truly appreciate the continuous support our officers and dispatchers receive.”

First responders can attend free of charge by emailing Community members may attend for $25. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. No refunds will be available after the deadline, and space is limited.

The event is presented by Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones. The Gold Sponsors are Bailey-Harris Construction; Baxter International; H&S Commercial & Industrial Supplies & Services, LLC; and Piedmont Fertilizer Company.


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