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Business feeds first responders

On Friday starting around 11 a.m., Extreme Auto and Truck Repair held a cookout for first responders. On the menu were hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and brownies.

“It’s to let the first responders in the area know that we appreciate them. A lot of times, they go unnoticed. And so, we try to do something once or twice a year and get together and just do something for them,” business owner Calvin Pike said.

“[We’ve got] Hogansville, got Meriwether County, got Troup County, we’ve got some [from] Harris County that’s coming up. Georgia State Patrol, DMV, the park rangers and all… they’re supposed to all show up.”

Turnout for the event was excellent.

“We cooked 150 hamburgers and 150 hot dogs and got rid of every one of them,” Pike said.

According to Pike, Extreme Auto and Truck Repair is a full maintenance auto shop that does repairs and provides 24-hour towing, lockout and road services.

“We do a lot of work for the first responders … on their ambulances and firetrucks,” Pike said.