The History of Hot Dogs for Heroes

How Hot Dogs for Heroes Started

Five years ago we asked our friend, Jane Carroll (former Carrollton Asst. Chief of Police), how we might serve the local police in some way.  She spoke with Carrollton Police Chief Joel Richards and gave us his recommendation – that we help the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) support the Explorer Scout post.  That’s when we met Officers Chad Wilson and Chris Dunson – the Explorer Scout leaders.  With their help, Hot Dogs For Heroes was born.

That first year we sponsored a float in the 4th of July parade.  It was constructed by Mr. Tom Keever and the Explorers and honored local fallen law enforcement officers.  That float won the parade’s Spirit Cup Award!  After the parade, we opened our office’s backyard for free hot dogs, lemonade, music, and fun.

What’s Happening at Hot Dogs for Heroes in 2014

We’ve been honored to sponsor Hot Dogs For Heroes and Explorer Scout floats in the 4th of July parade each of the last five years.  Over that time we’ve worked with several great Carrollton police officers and lots of hard working Explorer Scouts.  This year we are expanding Hot Dogs For Heroes with even more food, games, and fun and to honor our military veterans as well.   We appreciate all of our friends, old and new, who have helped make Hot Dogs For Heroes such a success.  We thought you might enjoy meeting some of them.

Hot Dogs For Heroes and Explorer Scouts

Consider joining us after the Carrollton 4th of July Parade to honor our heroes. Everyone is welcome at Hot Dogs For Heroes, and admission is completely free.  We will have food, drinks, music, and lots of fun! To find out more and to see pictures from previous Hot Dogs for Heroes celebrations, please visit or our Perkins Studdard Facebook page.