An estimated 200 people turned out at The Palms in Chico Thursday evening for a Camp Fire Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner.
Coordinated by a group of local volunteers and businesses, the evening was designed to be a Thank you for people working in law enforcement for their role in evacuating 46 thousand people safely during the Camp Fire, and for the sacrafices they make every day to keep us safe.
Sheriff Kory Honea was one of the speakers, and received a standing ovation for his remarks.
State Assemblyman James Gallagher, Chico Police Chief Mike O'Brien and Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey were also in attendance. Chico City Councilwoman Ann Schwab served as Emcee.
In addition to a delicious meal, guests also received gift boxes and "Butte Strong" Kleen Kanteens.
Contributors included Teri DuBose, Rabina Khan, Sierra Nevada Brewery, CES Weddings & Events, Mariani Packing, Chico Drinks Bartending Service, Upper Crust Bakery and Cafe, Hunter Drake Catering, Chico Islamic Center, Cambray Rose Florist Floral Fresh, and Kleen Kanteen.
An Appreciation Dinner for Firefighters was held a few weeks ago.