WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The men and women who protect and serve were honored Saturday night in West Springfield. The Exchange Club of Springfield held a dinner gala at Storrowton Tavern’s Carriage House.
They gave out some prestigious awards. The Exchange Club gave out their Blue & Gold award to a police officer and firefighter. They also gave their ACE Awards to high school students who have overcome great obstacles to graduate high school.
Fire Inspector Christian Lewis told 22News, “There’s so many great firefighters and officers that I work with, to be singled out and selected for this great privilege really, really shocked me.”
“The surprise of getting such a prestigious honor is kind of heartwarming,” said Elizabeth Boulanger of West Springfield.
Officer James Gormally also received an award for his work on the Springfield Police force.