The 7th Annual Eagle County Public Safety Awards will be held on Oct. 29 at Donovan Pavilion for award winners and their families, followed by a virtual celebration for all citizens from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Initiated by the Rotary Clubs of Eagle County after 9/11 to recognize area public safety heroes, this event will recognize outstanding emergency responders, medical professionals and community leaders. This year is especially meaningful due to the extra demands and risk of COVID-19 and the life-threatening wildfires.
The three Eagle County Rotary Clubs and Starting Hearts are co-hosting this first-ever virtual event to shine a light on first responders and recognize them for the outstanding job they do. “The Rotary clubs are honored to recognize our well deserved first responders over the past years,” said Dwight Henninger, Vail police chief and Vail Rotary Club member. “We see this COVID virtual event as a great way to involve a large part of the community in this special recognition. Thanks to Starting Hearts for helping Rotary take this event to the next level.”
The event will also be a fundraiser with proceeds going to Starting Hearts and the Eagle County Emergency Responders Fund.
The public is invited to this free virtual event which will feature awards, raffle prizes, a silent auction and entertainment from some of the county’s most popular musicians. Please register at www.startinghearts.org to receive the broadcast link.