8th Annual Boron BBQ for Seniors
The aroma of smoked tri-tip and chicken permeated the dry desert air in Boron, California, on June 9, as the paramedics and EMTs of Hall Ambulance’s Post 17 treated members of the Boron Senior
Center to their 8th Annual BBQ Lunch Fundraiser.
Nearly 100 golden-agers and community members turned out to enjoy the delicious barbecue prepared by Paramedic Ken Sexton and EMT Donnie Self, who started preparations at dawn smoking 60 pounds of beef and poultry, low and slow.
The relationship between the Post 17 Hall Ambulance crews and the senior center is very special. Every Thursday, the paramedics, and EMTs take the time to stop by and provide complimentary blood pressure checks for the senior citizens. Over the years, a close bond formed, with many of the seniors calling the Hall Ambulance crews by name.
As a result, Paramedic Sexton and EMT Self decided that it would be nice to do something extra special for the seniors and the community they serve, so they decided to host a barbecue with expenses for the event covered through the Hall Ambulance crews assigned to Boron.
What’s more, the Senior Center sells tickets for the lunches with proceeds benefiting the facility’s programs.
During the luncheon, Hall Paramedics and EMTs provided their usual blood-pressure checks, plus Hands-Only and AED demonstrations.
Hall Ambulance has served the Boron community as its 9-1-1 paramedic provider since 1994, through its partnership with the Muroc Healthcare District.