Local hotel owner and businessman Mihir Pankaj have gathered his team once again to host ‘Breakfast for the Brave’ for the second year in a row during the summer months for local first responders.
“We really appreciate the sacrifices and dedication these brave men and women show each and every time they begin their shifts to serve and protect us,” Laura Spencer general manager of Paris Hampton Inn said, “This small gesture can really never suffice what they do for us. We are so humbled to serve them in this small way.”
Pankaj is excited for the first breakfast kicking off this Monday, June 3, as it coincides with the ‘Hilton 100 years of Hospitality’ celebrations that are happening nationwide.
“We have so many great locals here in Lamar County,” Pankaj said, “ they support our first responders with fundraisers and raffles, then on top of that we have an abundance of volunteers that serve the county as well. We are really blessed with the caliber of first responders we have here.”
He went on to explain that he really wanted to show appreciation to local first responders in a big way this year after the success of last years inaugural Breakfast for the Brave.
So in conjunction with the Hilton 100 years celebration and the breakfast get-togethers for the summer months, Pankaj has decided to give away one ‘Romance Package’ night stay at the Hampton Inn for one lucky first responder and their spouse.
“It’s not much, but we as a team here thought it would be a nice to offer a one-night ‘stay-cation’ on us to a first responder to say thank you for what you do,” he said.
The door prize will be on offer to all first responders that attend the first breakfast this Monday from 6-10 a.m. and all you have to do if you are a first responder is write your name and department on the billet paper and drop it into a bowl.
Breakfast for the Brave will run every Monday at the Hampton Inn at 3563 NE Loop 286, Paris. The Monday morning event will run from June 3rd through to July 29th from 6-10 a.m.
“Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry, and we take what they give us and translate it to our city and our community. We strive hard to spread positivity and true hospitality throughout the City of Paris and beyond! This starts by treating our first responders to something special,” Pankaj said, “They care for us each and every day and we just simply want to give something back to them.”