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Picnic To Show Appreciation For First Responders

Posted On May 18, 2012
Holton

Firefighters, police, and emergency management personnel organize the reponse to the Holton tornado March 2.

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(Osgood, Ind.) – A bunch of folks want to say “thanks” to first responders in Ripley County.

 

By all accounts, the county’s EMS crews, firefighters, and police performed marvelously when an EF3 tornado struck the town of Holton on March 2. Two people died in the twister and six more were hurt.

 

State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) is helping organize a free appreciation picnic for first responders on Saturday, May 19 at the Ripley County Fairgrounds. The picnic will begin at 11:30 a.m.

 

“As a career firefighter I know how difficult it is to respond to such a large disaster.  The emergency agencies who responded to the Holon tornado did a terrific job of taking care of our citizens and for that I want to say thank you,” Frye said.

 

Any volunteers who came to help their neighbors in recovering from the storm are also welcome to attend.

 

There will be live music at the picnic provided by two bands, including the Keith Swinney Band. Bass guitarist Ron Pickett was one of the two men killed in the Holton tornado.

 

Area department have been asked to display their fire trucks, police cars, and other apparatus at the picnic.

 

LINKS:

 

Obama Approves Federal Public Assistance

 

$736K In Storm Aid Distributed So Far

 

911 Calls Detail Holton Tornado’s Aftermath

 

Severe Weather Preparedness Week Is Here

 

Holton Couple Rehabbing From Tornado Injuries

 

Gov. Requests More Storm Assistance

 

IDHS One-Stop Shop In Holton Wednesday

 

Lt. Gov. Skillman To View Holton Tornado Damage

 

Numbers Show How Destructive Tornadoes Were

 

Most Tornado Deaths Involved Trailers

 

Pres. Signs Disaster Declaration For Six Counties

 

Gov. Requests Federal Aid For Six Counties

 

Tetanus Vaccine Clinic Friday In Holton

 

SDMS Sending School Supplies To Tornado Victims

 

Salvation Army In Holton Thurs., Fri.

 

Red Cross Opens Client Assistance Centers

 

Funeral Announced For Second Holton Victim

 

Rep. Frye to Host Disaster Relief Meeting

 

IDHS, FEMA Assess Holton Tornado Damage

 

Holton Tornado Donation Surge Continues

 

Funeral For Tornado Victim Tuesday

 

ISP Give Tornado Donation Tips

 

Tornado Cleanup Underway In Holton

 

NWS Confirms EF3 Tornado In Holton

 

IDHS Gives Latest On Tornado Response Efforts

 

US 50 Closed In Holton Saturday

 

Tornadoes: “It Hit Before We Knew It”