This year, the Snake River Chapter of The National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers is celebrating first responders with pioneer heritage at its annual fireside.

“We are trying to identify all those people who have served in the upper Snake River Valley for at least 20 years, and we will give them a certificate and the theme will be around our first responders,” said Craig Nordfelt, the current chairman of the Snake River Chapter.

The fireside will have a speaker go over a brief history of the area and the history of the first-responder programs in the area.

In the past, the group has celebrated educators and merchants at the firesides.

“We began this series of firesides by honoring the educators of the valley, and then we shifted to our merchants or businessmen and women,” said Doug Ladle, a past president of the chapter.

The fireside isn’t just for the members of the group, anyone can participate and enjoy the program and refreshments.

“Anybody can come, we are opening it up to everybody, and to entice them to come we have chocolate milk and chocolate chip cookies,” Nordfelt said.

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