Residents celebrate island’s first responders

It was Sunday afternoon, a little before 3 p.m., and the rain was coming down in heavy, gray sheets. The wind was gusting and the purple flag was up. Even though the distance from the parking lot to the inside the of the St. Andrew Parish Center was relatively short, the folks making their way through the rain were fairly soaked when they got inside.
Inside was an array of homemade pastries and treats, and hot coffee and lemonade.
A little after 3 p.m. on this soggy Sunday, the room was full and

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