A special thank you for Northborough’s first responders

First responders and DPW staff line up for lunch.

Northborough – On a rainy and dreary Monday afternoon, Nov. 23, the Koopman family of Hays Funeral Home, along with the help of Jim Bruce of Walkin’ the Dog hotdogs, showed their appreciation to local police, fire and DPW workers by offering them a variety of specialty gourmet dogs, chips and soft drinks for lunch.

Jeff Koopman said this was a small way to recognize the dedication of Northborough’s first responders and those who care for the town, and to let them know their long hours are not taken for granted.

“During this unprecedented time, now complicated even more with the hustle of the holidays upon us, our family wanted to recognize those who faithfully continue their daily patrols and work details for the betterment of the community,” he said.

Jim Bruce is a native of Northborough, a retired sergeant Northborough Police Dept., and now as proprietor of Walkin’ the Dog hotdogs, was proud to partner with the Koopman family and the funeral home in this endeavor.

“A funeral home is an integral part of a community and considered  essential and critical support. Their services are there, 24/7/365.  We are pleased to partner alongside the Koopman family as they proactively recognize the professionals within Northborough’s own support infrastructure,” he said.

Rachel and Jeff Koopman with Jim Bruce (center)
Two happy customers!