Pancakes despite the recent tornados

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

It is a tradition not even the recent tornado outbreak could take away from the people of West Liberty.

A pancake flip might not seem like a big deal to most people, but for folks in Morgan County, it is the first sign of normalcy they have seen in awhile.

"Everything you do to get back to normal makes everybody feel better," said Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley. "I've had several people come through here this morning and say we just get tired of seeing everything about the tornado and they just wanted to come over and have breakfast just like they've done for so many years."

It is a nearly 50-year-old tradition that is usually at a church on Main Street but was moved to an untouched park nearby where hundreds gathered.

Judge Conley says new milestones are achieved everyday allowing the people to focus on getting their lives back together rather than the community's improvement.

"So many of us as we were talking after the tornado happened that we couldn't wait to get back into our normal routines and couldn't wait to get back to your normal hours for work and not having to worry about clean-up," said Brenda Morgan, who lives in West Liberty and organized the event.

Little things, like pancakes and Easter eggs, relieved the people of West Liberty.

"Something like this helps us get away from that devastation and understand that life will go on and we will continue the things we were doing before," said Matthew Daniel, who was born and raised in West Liberty.

The Kiwanis Club in Morgan County sponsored the event and plans to continue with every project they have organized for this year despite the tornados.

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