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      RSVP volunteers say thank you with Bundles of Thanks

      As people across the U.S. remember the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a group of volunteers in the Quincy area wanted to say thank you to local first responders who were on duty.

      The thanks they were conveying was through "Bundles of Thanks" that were dropped off at 15 locations in Adams County, all courtesy of the RSVP program.

      When the RSVP volunteers made their stops throughout the morning they wanted to take a little extra time and say thank you to first responders.

      "It's really great of them to think of us on days like today and to think of us and it's great to see the community willing to help everybody out," said Steve Frank, an EMT with the Adams County Ambulance Service.

      Frank said it was a little bit of a surprise to get the goody box. But for the volunteers who packed them up and spent their own money to fill the boxes with candy, snacks, bottled water and home made baked goods, it was a thank you from the bottom of their heart.

      "Yes, yes, they are delighted and we try to take the volunteers along with is so that they can get a chance to say thanks and some of them even include personal notes to the 911 responders so they can give thanks," Sarah Bonness, coordinator for the RSVP program said.

      All of this to remember to the men and women who serve and wear the badge on a daily basis.

      This was the second year for the RSVP volunteers to drop off bundles of thanks to area first responders.