Editor’s Note: This continues our Celebrate Community series on nonprofit organizations that improve North Okaloosa County residents’ quality of life.

CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Concerned Citizens Outreach Group hosted a free appreciation dinner for area pastors, city officials and their wives. The meal was a way to thank faith-based and civic leaders for what they've done to take care of area residents physically and spiritually, according to a group spokesperson.

The dinner took place July 15 at the Carver-Hill School Center. About 50 people attended the event, and more dropped by to visit and fellowship with one another. 

City officials in attendance included Mayor David Cadle; and city council members JB Whitten and Joe Blocker, Crestview Police Chief Tony Taylor and their spouses.

Group members served a meal including ribs, fried chicken, rice, peas, potato salad and several desserts.

The Crestview Concerned Citizens group is a civic organization founded in the 1990s. Members provide street ministry, community dinners and other activities for area residents.