Community Day helped rebuilding process

By: Rebekah Pewitt Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt Email

Five months after tornados hit West Liberty officials and community members have kept their spirit alive.

In an effort to hold monthly events within the city, Saturday, June 28, was Community Day.

Lights, buildings and signs may be down, but the spirit of west liberty was up.

"As long as we keep the spirit alive we'll keep our city and county alive," said Judge Executive Tim conley.

City officials have many plans for rebuilding the city, but on Saturday fun seemed to be part of that plan.

"It took our buildings it took a lot of our heart, but our heart is so big that we're still building back and this is part of the rebuilding process," said City Councilman Mark Walter.

Events ranged from a baseball tournament to a ride on the Shriner's train, and allowed locals to forget the destruction for a day.

"We don't have all the street lights up and at night it is dark, and kind of different than what it was," said Stephen Howard with Morgan County Long Term Recovery.

Yet, city officials have one thing they want everyone to remember.

"We are building back. We still are West Liberty. We still are a community. The tornado came but we're still here," said Walter.

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