First responders recognized with breakfast at The Bridge


Although Tuesday was officially known as Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, The Bridge at Cherry Hill served a bountiful breakfast last Thursday morning to personnel from a pair of Johnston’s most important departments.

It was yet another vintage presentation by executive chef Marvin Carter, who prepared a lavish, eight-item breakfast – including two types of freshly grilled pancakes – for what Executive Director Maryann Grace called “a group of people who are very special to us here at The Bridge at Cherry Hill.”

The Bridge rolled out the red carpet for the town’s first responders – members of the Johnston Police and Fire departments.

“We really appreciate all you do for us,” Jennifer Burns, director of sales/community relations at The Bridge, told those in attendance.

“The men and women of both departments really appreciate this thoughtful gesture; our people are committed to serving our community and look forward to fostering partnerships within the town,” the departments said in a joint statement.

Carter, meanwhile, was again at the top of his game. He created a menu that included blueberry and buttermilk pancakes, bacon, cheese omelets, assorted pastries, Danish, muffins and fresh fruit salad, as well as the morning’s coffee.

As for Pancake Day, the date changes every year. It is a traditional feast day held before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, which was yesterday.


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