In recognition of their service, Smith Mountain Lake and the surrounding counties will honor its first responders with a day at the lake, including lunch and other activities, on Aug. 17.

The First Responders Appreciation event is a free family fun day for local first responders and their families to enjoy the pool and amenities at Mariners Landing. It will be held at The Pointe in Mariners Landing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with lunch served from noon to 2 p.m. First responders are asked to reserve their spot by Aug. 9 at The event is not open to the public. For more information about becoming an event sponsor or donating a door prize, contact Candice at or 297-4100, ext. 1.

— From staff reports

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