CRESTVIEW — Doris and Gary Johnson of The New Way of Life Outreach Ministry will host an event honoring North Okaloosa first responders and military members.

The celebration and appreciation party also honors the memory of the students who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

The event is 1-5 p.m. March 31 at Old Spanish Trail Park, Stillwell Boulevard in Crestview.

The Johnsons are accepting donations toward the event, which will include hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks, music and other entertainment for children through adults.

Donations sought include food, drinks, hamburger and hotdog buns, cutlery, tablecloths, paper towels, napkins and dinner trays; bouncy houses, cotton candy and popcorn machines, cutlery, a barbecue grill, charcoal, tables and chairs, and a dee-jay for entertainment and announcements.

Volunteers are also needed.

Monetary donations should be made payable to New Way of Life Outreach Ministry, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Call Gary Johnson, 229-379-1741, or Doris Johnson, 398-0431, for more information.