Scroll through your Facebook newsfeed today and some of the heroic stories of  firemen, police officers and paramedics.  If you share that profession in the Treasure Valley, The Farmstead wants to honor you next weekend!

Saturday, October 12 is "Hometown Heroes Day" at The Farmstead.  To thank the firemen, police officers, paramedics, 911 operators and active/retired military for putting their lives on the line everyday to serve our community and country, they're giving away free tickets! Those who work in those career fields qualify with the proper ID.

I think this is such a great way to pay it forward to these heroes! A few years ago, I had a vasovagal syncope during a run and passed out on a curb less than half a mile from my apartment.  Some good samaritans saw what happened and called 911.  By the time I was coming to, I could already hear the ambulance sirens on their way.  I've always been amazed by how quickly the Ada County Paramedics get to emergencies (there's some stellar statistic out how fast their response time time is, but it escapes me at this second) and that day I was so lucky to be on the receiving end of that hustle.  They checked me out, cleaned me up and stayed with me until I was 100% sure that I wanted to go home instead of to the hospital.  To this day, I can't thank them enough, so I'm glad that a local business is willing to recognize these local heroes!

Click HERE for more on Hometown Heroes Day and how active and retired military can save throughout the season.