Business Says 'Thanks' for Working on Labor Day

In recognizing those who "labored" on Labor Day, a Meridian business treated some of the city's finest to lunch.

Olive Garden delivered lunch to the Meridian Police Department Monday.

For the eighth year in a row, the restaurant chain did that for public servants across the nation, to thank them for what they do for the community.

"For those that don't have an off day, we can do a little thing as far as feeding y'all to make y'all feel special," said Lisa Peden of Olive Garden. "And let y'all know we appreciate y'all."

"This is very, very much appreciated for us out here. We're out here continuously through all the holidays," said the MPD's Don Hopkins. "And to have a place like Olive Garden show their appreciation that they've done today and present us with this meal is, it's really a wonderful experience and a great, great thing to have happen to us."

The Labor Day lunch was lasagna, spaghetti, bread sticks, salad and tiramisu.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2009 at 06:18 PM
    It seems the officer was misquoted. His initial quote had some bad grammar. WTOK seems to be the one that did not proofread. Thanks for the correction. I didn't think Don spoke like that.
  • by Jody Location: Union on Sep 8, 2009 at 04:24 PM
    MY LORD, does everything have to contain controversy. Grow a PAIR!
  • by will on Sep 8, 2009 at 03:31 PM
    what about the FF's?
  • by bt Location: county on Sep 8, 2009 at 01:57 PM
    I think firefighters had to work also. Thank you to all of those guys
  • by JD Location: BEEN OUT THERE on Sep 8, 2009 at 11:39 AM
    WHY DID HE SAY SOMETHING THAT WAS UP SETTING TO YOU, I WAS ONCE THERE AND WE WERE OUT THERE ON ALL HOLIDAYS. SOME OF US WERE ANYWAY. I THINK HE DEMONSTRATED GREAT RESPECT AND WAS A GOOD AMBASSADOR FOR MERIDIAN PD.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 7, 2009 at 05:29 PM
    I hope that officer was misquoted.
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