Volunteers Feed First Responders on Christmas

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PANAMA CITY BEACH - Local first responders might not get to spend Christmas with their families, but they won't go hungry.

Lynn Haven United Methodist Church and Bethel Village held its annual "Shephard's Run" Wednesday morning to honor those working Christmas day.
More than 50 people took time from their Christmas to deliver the baked snacks.

The dropped off the goodies at hospitals, hospice centers, nursing homes, the county jail and several fire and EMS stations across Bay County.

Organizers want to give back to those who do so much for the community.

Although they are volunteering on a holiday church members say it's all worth it.

"You always think that you're going to be home for Christmas and there are some that aren't able to be home because of their employment and you know hopefully this can bring them a little shine to their Christmas," said Mickey Watts, volunteer.

This is the 4th year that the Lynn Haven United Methodist Church and Bethel Village have partnered for the event.