Corlette Muery, co-president of the Dunwoody North Home and Garden Club, dishes out brownies for Dunwoody police Officer William Furman.
Gerri Penn, president of the Dunwoody North Civic Association, serves a slice of holiday cake to Chris Lee, a code enforcement compliance officer for the city of Dunwoody.

Corlette Muery, co-president of the Dunwoody North Home and Garden Club, dishes out brownies for Dunwoody police Officer William Furman.

Members of two north Dunwoody community organizations treated police officers and other city employees to lunch Dec. 6.

“We want to give back to our community and the people who serve us and protect us,” said Gerri Penn, president of the Dunwoody North Civic Association. “We feel the holiday time is the best time to let them know we’re thinking of them.”

The civic association and the Dunwoody North Garden Club sponsored the luncheon at Dunwoody City Hall. The organizations plan a similar luncheon Dec. 13 for DeKalb County firefighters stationed in Dunwoody, Penn said.

Penn said the clubs started giving holiday treats to public servants in Dunwoody more than a decade ago. Several years ago, the groups began sponsoring a holiday meal, she said.

“We wanted to let them know we appreciate them,” she said.

Joe Earle

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