The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire is serving up food and great music Oct. 19 in Ellis Square at the annual Red, White and Blues cookout.

The family-friendly event helps raise money for the Two Hundred Club, a nonprofit that not only provides significant financial assistance to the families of fallen and critically injured emergency responders, but also fully pays for college educations (including textbooks, computers, etc.) for the children of first responders who die in the line of duty.

So far the organization has raised over $2 million and helped 71 families in their time of need.

The fundraiser is offering bratwursts for a minimum $10 donation and hot dog plates for $5. You can also wet your whistle with beer and sodas or cool off with Leopold’s Ice Cream. Of course, 100 percent of the proceeds go to supporting the families of fallen heroes.

It wouldn’t be a party without live music, so Savannah bands Bottles & Cans, Keith & Ross and Junkyard Angel will be performing throughout the day.

Visitors are encouraged to meet first responders who will be on site giving demonstrations of the work they do with interactive displays. Also, be sure to take a look at the Fallen Heroes Memorial to reflect on the sacrifices first responders make every day.

“Red, White and Blues is one of the Two Hundred Club’s most important annual fundraisers,” says Two Hundred Club President Mark Dana. “The donations we receive go directly toward providing support to the families of fallen and injured law enforcement officers, EMS personnel and firefighters. We hope the community will come out, have some fun, and support our local heroes.”