On Friday, employees from two local payday loan stores thanked Lexington police officers and firefighters in a time-honored fashion: with cake.
Managers from Cash Express delivered more than 25 cakes, bought from a Wal-Mart bakery, to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11.
A full sheet cake — about 80 servings — was delivered to each fire station and police roll call center in Lexington.
Writing on the cakes read, "Thanks for your support to the community."
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Manager Tracy Inskeep and Assistant Manager LaShawn Fonden began making the rounds at about 8:30 a.m. and called it a day around 5 p.m., Fonden said.
According to a news release, Cash Express stores in Kentucky and Tennessee have donated cake to emergency responders every year since 9/11.
"The tragic events of 9/11 unfortunately reminded us that life can be too short. We must remember to say thanks and express gratitude when we can," the release said. "Small gestures can carry big messages."