This Saturday, December 10, 2022 is the one year anniversary of the horrific tornado event that killed several of our neighbors and destroyed billions of dollars’ worth of property. Our neighbors, families, and communities are working to build back. It is a long, difficult process. It is inspiring to hear of several commemorations throughout the region that will happen this Saturday. Please make plans to attend one of these gatherings and to continue to pray for all the Long-Term Recovery Committees, volunteers, and community leaders that are working mightily to help to rebuild.
9 a.m. 2-mile Memorial Walk starting at the Candle Factory and finishing at the site of the former Courthouse. Event sponsored by First Responders teaming up with community members. More details found here.
11 a.m. Cayce, KY Commemoration will have a volunteer and recovery celebration with lunch and house tours of new homes. Location, Cayce UMC.
12 p.m.- 2 p.m. The Hickman County Long Term Recovery Group invites all to join for a prayer vigil, private time to pray and reflect, and pastoral care will be available for all at Clinton First UMC.
1 p.m. Marshall County Tornado Anniversary Observance at Jonathan Creek Conference Center. More detail on the Marshall County Long Term Recovery Group website.
2:30 p.m. Graves County Service, entitled “A Celebration of Hope: We will Remember.” The gathering will be at Graves County High School Gym. More details on this news piece with Mayfield Mayor Kathy O’Nan on the WPSD-TV 6 website.
Dresden Area in the Mississippi River District Commemoration:
2:00 p.m.- 4 p.m. City of Dresden Recovery Commemoration Ceremony at McWherter Civic Center. There will also be a Christmas Tree Lighting event on the Court Square as part of the community commemoration.
Note: Our Disaster Recovery teams still need help with the work ahead! If you are interested in volunteering, please use this form to sign up. If you are willing and able to host volunteers, please register here.