On hand to represent the Jim and Lois Hensel family, and present the awards to the firefighters, were Connor Austin and Ryan Austin, Jim and Lois Hensel's grandsons. They traveled from Orlando specially for the event.
Throughout the morning and early afternoon, on-duty fire rescue personnel took a lunch break and dined on Four Rivers barbecue. Plenty of Sunrise Rotarians were on hand to socialize with the first responders and thank them for their heroic efforts.
It's always impressive to see these big red machines close up and marvel at their powerful utility. You can see more pix of Saturday's firefighters appreciation picnic on our Facebook page.