Belleville area first responders will be honored

The Belleville First Assembly of God Church and the Disaster Relief Team will host an appreciation event to honor and thank local first responders.

The event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the church grounds at 900 Fair Oaks Drive near Belleville.

St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern and Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert have been invited to welcome first responders and their families, including those from the Belleville and East Side fire departments, Belleville Police and St. Clair County Sheriff departments, County CENCOM, the local Red Cross and local Community Emergency Response Teams.

The event will include food, giveaways, games, bounce houses, face painting, music, horse-drawn wagon for kids, emergency vehicle displays and a helicopter landing.