S. Indiana group to mark 6 months since tornadoes

S. Indiana group to mark 6 months since tornadoes

Credit: WHAS11 photographer Wade Harris

Damage in Henryville, Ind. after the tornadoes of March 2, 2012

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 10:45 PM

   HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- A southern Indiana church that was damaged in the March 2 tornadoes will host a picnic to honor volunteers as residents mark the six-month anniversary of the deadly storm.

   March2Recovery is coordinating long-term rebuilding efforts. It plans to mark the anniversary Sunday with a moment of silence and a bell-ringing.

   The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., reports (http://cjky.it/Rqi5U5 ) the events also will include a "Building Anew Picnic" at Henryville's St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The battered church served as a relief center in the days after the storm.

   The Rev. Steve Schaftlein says the church wants to say "thank you" to all those who have helped in the recovery.

   Thirteen people in southern Indiana were killed, and hundreds of buildings were destroyed.

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