The Greater Minden Chamber is hosting their 5th annual First Responder Appreciation Event tonight! Of course, we like to honor first responders every day, but tonight, it's their night!

First responders from law enforcement, fire, ambulance, wildlife and fisheries and more are all invited to attend today from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm for their free event at the Minden Recreation Center Youth Baseball Fields at 1001 Recreation Drive. And they're not just honoring first responders from Webster Parish, they've invited first responders from Bienville, Bossier and Claiborne Parishes to attend as well. This is a great chance for the community to come out, interact, and thank them for their service. Stephanie Barnette, President/CEO of the Greater Minden Chamber says that in past years 400+ have attended.

Special guests from the Shreveport Mudbugs and Louisiana Tech will be on hand and the event will also feature vendor booths, emergency vehicles for the kids to explore, bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, music, food and more! They even have a fireworks show scheduled at dusk, weather permitting!

So come honor our heroes and have a great time while doing it tonight in Minden!