MADISON, AL-- "I come from a long line of first responders, seeing some of the things that are happening on TV, it's something you don't like to see," said co- owner of Infinity Chiropractic Dr. Travis McDermott.
In light of the current state of relations between police and the public around the country, Dr. McDermott and his wife, Dr. Heather McDermott, want to show our local first responders that their community supports them, by hosting a 'Back the Blue' event Saturday.
"We want to make this about the community and bringing the community together and show appreciation for the families of first responders.. we want everybody to know we're about love," said McDermott.
The event on Saturday has a powerful message, but has something everyone in the family can enjoy, including games for kids, homemade Popsicles, popcorn, cotton candy and a donut speed-eating contest.
Admission to the event is free and funds raised from items available for purchase such as watermelon slices, popcorn and other snacks will go to support Huntsville-Madison County 911 services.
A member of the Dallas Police Department will be the keynote speaker.
"I'd like to thank the businesses who have wrapped around this event to make it possible. We really appreciate people's heart for service and heart to help the community heal together and grow together," said McDermott.
One of those businesses is the Strength Team a group that travels the country with empowering messages for students.
"Look..we know its a tough job and things go right, things go wrong. We want our families and first responders to know love them..we support them..we stand behind them..we know they're human too," said Strength Team Leader Joel Caldwell.
The event will coincide with Piper and Leaf's grand opening at Strong Station. The event takes place at Infinity Chiropractic on Highway 72 in Madison from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.