Along the Coast: A grateful community gives thanks to first responders, other heroes

Throughout south Palm Beach County, residents and businesses are showing support for hospital workers and first responders on the front lines battling the coronavirus.

Sandi Savia, EMS liaison at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, blows a kiss through her mask to Boca Raton Fire Rescue crew members as they and more than 20 other first-responder vehicles parade past the Emergency Room entrance on April 17 as a show of support for hospital workers. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

Delray Medical Center staff enjoyed complimentary ice cream in the hospital parking lot courtesy of Abbey Delray, Abbey Delray South and Harbour’s Edge, which partnered with Maypo’s Ice Cream truck in an effort to thank health care workers on May 2. Members of the hospital pharmacy staff pose for a selfie: (l-r) Graciela Almazan, Lourdes Black, Lisa Stephani, and Antonia Pasvantis, the assistant pharmacy director. The gesture is part of the communities’ Heroes in Health Care campaign, aimed at showing appreciation for the dedication and sacrifice of health care professionals during the pandemic. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

At 7 p.m. April 17, residents of the Boca Highland Beach Club & Marina in Highland Beach stood on their balconies to applaud first responders and health care workers for their work during the coronavirus outbreak. Pictured top to bottom (l-r): Irma and Seymor Andrus; Matthew Tyroler, 20, Richard Tyroler and Amy Tyroler; and Debbie Romanyk. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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