ELYSBURG - First responders in the Elysburg-Catawissa areas were honored Wednesday during a dinner hosted by Elysburg Lodge 349, Free and Accepted Masons.

The event was conducted in appreciation for the services by firefighters, police and emergency medical technicians.

The history of the organization and the emergency units was read by lodge officers. Among the highlights was the presentation of an award to each of the first responders in attendance.