Henryville tornado survivors celebrate a special Thanksgiving

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by Brittany Gonzalez

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 22 at 9:06 PM

HENRYVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Nearly nine months after a deadly tornado ripped through Henryville, residents say they have plenty of reasons to be thankful. They enjoyed a Thanksgiving  dinner at St. Francis Xavier Church.

The group "March2Recovery" organized the meal for those who are still dealing with the aftermath of an EF-4 tornado.

"People are still living in some hotels, chicken coops, and trailers, and campers. It just didn't seem right that they didn't have a place to go," said event coordinator Carolyn King.

Those who attended the dinner said it was a time of reflection for what they still have and not what they lost.

"I'm just thankful to be alive. That's the most important thing there is, and I'm thankful for everybody else that didn't get hurt," said John Watson.

"It's great. It's wonderful. It's a blessing to be able to share thanksgiving dinner with people you know," said Tom Johnson.

All the food was donated by community members.

Visit our Kentuckiana Tornado section for a look back at the devastation caused by the storms on March 2 that blew through the area.

 


 

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