To celebrate and thank Greenville County law enforcement personnel for their service, as well as bring awareness, the week of May 16-20 will now be known as Greenville County Law Enforcement Appreciation Week.
Plans have been in the making for the inaugural weeklong celebration and for May 20 to be designated as Greenville County-Wide Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. May 20 will also be promoted as “Go Blue Greenville” and citizens are encouraged to dress in blue to show their support, said Seabrook Marchant, president of Marchant Company Real Estate.
The Marchant Company held an appreciation breakfast last year at Tommy’s Ham House and due to such a positive response, the company decided to expand efforts and establish the Greenville County Law Enforcement Appreciation Week, Marchant said.
“This is not a knee-jerk reaction,” he said. “This is actually something we’ve been working on for quite some time.”
Local businesses, merchants, restaurants and organizations will be able to participate by providing discounted services and product coupons/certificates for law enforcement personnel to use individually or for their families throughout the week. Organizations can post information on discounts offered during the appreciation week on the partner board on the new LEADGreenville website, leadgreenville.com, presented by Marchant Company Real Estate and Carolina Creative.
“Go Blue Greenville” badges will be distributed throughout local schools on Greenville County Law Enforcement Appreciation Day so students can show their support. A social media campaign with the tag #GoBlueGreenville will also be pushed online on Friday, May 20, to create community awareness.
“The public really does look for ways to express their appreciation,” Knox White, mayor of Grenville, said at a recent press conference.
There will be a law enforcement appreciation breakfast on May 20 from 6-10 a.m. at Tommy’s Ham House on Rutherford Road, where personnel can enjoy a complimentary breakfast sponsored by several local businesses and individuals.
Fore more information on Law Enforcement Appreciation Week, visit leadgreenville.com.