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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 9:20 pm

 

To The Editor: On Sunday, Sept. 14, Wood-land Mills was ravaged by straight line winds. Numerous trees were blow down and many homes were damaged along with no electricity for nine hours. Around 10 a.m., a group of Woodland Mills citizens — along with other Woodland Mills Baptist Church members — gathered and started cutting and hauling trees and limbs to the street edge. This included senior adults, adults, youth and children. As mayor, I would like to take a moment and say thank you to all that donated their time and effort cleaning up the wind- damaged community. There was good karma and togetherness felt among all who helped that day as we worked hard going house to house running chainsaws, dragging limbs, removing debris, etc… There were ladies who made sandwiches and provided soft drinks and men who provided water coolers. What we witnessed that day was neighbors helping neighbors and that is why I love living in Woodland Mills. On a personal note, Lisa, Maddie, Jerrie and I want to thank all volunteers who helped remove the 100-plus-year-old Red Oak tree that had fallen on our home during the windstorm. It took two hours with the help of many men, women and children to remove limbs just to be able to see the back side of our home. Thanks to Jim Miller and Johnny Berner for their donation of tarps in covering our damaged roof. Wade Carrington Mayor Published in The Messenger 9.24.08

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