The rain managed to hold off for the First Responder Appreciation Day that was held by the Farm Credit Farmers Market next to the Maxwell Center on Saturday. The event got underway around 11 AM and lasted until 1 PM. On display were fire engines, EMS units and law enforcement vehicles. State Farm along with the Curtis Media Group of Goldsboro hosted the event. Free food was provided for the first responders and State Farm held drawings for door prizes.