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February 28, 2013

Events to mark tornado’s anniversary

Gov. Pence plans to be in Henryville; event also set for Pekin

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CLARK COUNTY —

She said that her family was talking about the anniversary and what they should do when her son suggested a parade because “he didn’t want people to forget.”

But for most that went through the tornadoes, forgetting would be an impossible task.

“It seems like it just happened to us,” Gilles said. “There’s really not a closure to it for us.”

She added that it wasn’t so much for the residents to remember, but for those who helped in the community and those who were brought to the attention of Henryville, Marysville and Otisco because of the storm.

“You can’t drive through there and not think about it,” she said of Henryville.

On Saturday, Gilles isn’t quite sure what to expect.

“I know its definitely going to be a reflection day,” she said. 

But again she added there was a bigger purpose for recognizing the anniversary of the tornadoes.

“Making sure we honored that day ...is [more] a celebration that our community has gotten so much stronger; it can literally go through anything,” she said.

The events scheduled for Saturday will be held rain or shine. While the events are designed to remember those who went through the tornadoes, and thank those that helped in its wake, there is still help that is needed.

King said the only things keeping work from being done are that skilled volunteers are still needed, and the winter weather.

Visit march2recovery.org to find out how you can help.

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