For the heroes

Firehouse celebrates first anniversary with special day

During business hours on March 30, the Firehouse Subs on Washington Street in Maryville showed its appreciation for the men and women serving our community as firefighters, police, paramedics and members of the military. The first-annual Heroes Feast also served as a belated anniversary celebration for the store, which opened one year ago in December.

Students at Montvale Elementary School made posters for the personnel and some of their art was displayed at Firehouse Subs while the rest was sent to the McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base. At the top of the list of priorities for any Firehouse restaurant is to give back to the community, said store manager Tasha Elliot. “It was the most rewarding day that we have had here.”

Guests came from Knoxville, Seymour and all over Blount County to take part in the event and honor the people who work to keep communities safe. The restaurant gave away food to more than 400 guests, many of whom had similar tastes.

“It was a steak kind of day, a very hardy man-food day,” Elliot said. “I think all day long we sold four salads.”

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