The Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards Recognizes Local First Responders

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The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is set to honor the outstanding police officers, paramedics, EMT’s and firefighters who help keep our local communities safe throughout the year on Friday, February 22nd. The 2019 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards, presented by the Carl M. Freeman Companies, will recognize their service and dedication to our community. Representatives of local towns and public-safety organizations, government officials and the Chamber and its members will gather to honor members of area fire companies and police departments for their work in our community.
“We are honored to recognize the outstanding men and women of the local law enforcement, fire departments and emergency medical services,” said Lauren Weaver, Executive Director of the Chamber. “These individuals work to protect not only our citizens, but they ensure the safety of our visitors as well, and it is a privilege to organize this event, recognizing their hard work and dedication.

The luncheon event will be hosted by The Cove Bar and Grill in Selbyville, and local community members are invited to attend for $25. Tickets for the general public will be limited, as a majority of seating is reserved for department chiefs, honorees, guests of awardees, and dignitaries. Each local department will recognize one of its members for outstanding service in the past year. One of these nominees will then be awarded the top honor of the annual Joshua M. Freeman Valor Award; which was renamed ten years ago, in memory of the late developer and philanthropist, Joshua M. Freeman.

Support for this event is provided by Banks Wines & Spirits, Coastal Point, Delmarva Power, and NV/Ryan Homes. For more information, contact Lauren Weaver at 302-539-2100 x118 or visit