Mount Carmel Baptist Church’s guests arrived in uniform this past Sunday.

The church, and Pastor Kenneth Frame, hosted a “First Responders Appreciation Day” with morning services followed by a repast served by church members. Frame, who serves with the Quincy Police Department in addition to serving as chaplain for the Port St. Joe Department, organized the event to pay tribute to those who respond to life’s tragedies. The event brought law enforcement and first responders from around the region, including Panama City, Panama City Beach, Quincy, Taylor County, the Florida Highway Patrol, Mexico Beach, the Florida Fire Service and the Florida Department of Transportation.