Moniteau County Crime Watch will hold an appreciation lunch in honor of the county's emergency first responders from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Proctor Park in California.
Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.
The public will able to visit with law enforcement officials, firefighters and emergency medical personnel, as well as learning how to become part of the rural crime watch program.
The event is sponsored by the Moniteau County Sheriff's Department and Moniteau County Rural Crime Watch. Mizzou and Apollo from the sheriff's K-9 program will be present. All donations will go to benefit that program.