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Community of Blair, Nebraska, honors first responders with cookout
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On a beautiful August day in Blair, Nebraska, Black Hills Energy joined the community in honoring its first responders with a community cookout.

Police, fire and medical personnel from across Washington County were treated to sizable steaks and hearty homemade desserts as dozens of neighbors and volunteers came to say, “Thank you.”

The company donated three zero-gravity chairs to be raffled. As much as attendees enjoyed the food, the chairs seemed to be an even bigger hit!

The event, in its fifth year, is organized by the Blair Optimist International Club.

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