It is a community one step closer to healing.
I'm Eric Franke.
The tornado that moved through Platteville in June
caused more than 10 million dollars in damage and
destroyed homes and businesses.
As news 3 reporter Dave Delozier tells us - tonight
a close knit community came together for a party in
the park to say thank you.
it has been 38 days since an ef2 tornado tore a four
mile path through platteville.
38 days of thankless work by volunteers and emergency
crews to put this community back together again.
on this, the 38th day it is time to say thank you.
we changed forever.
You could call this a coming together - but in fact
that happened the moment
a tornado tore through Platteville.
This party in the park is simply a way of acknowledging
that and all of the sacrifice volunteers have made.
The events of june 16th really proved to everybody
that without a doubt the people in this community
have each others backs.
You can see it in the faces - a spirit and character
that took root out of so much hardship - a community
of volunteers that came together.
So when you add them together we're upwards of 1,000
people that showed up and people tackled big things.
We had people that weren't able to physically do a
lot and they said, tell me what i can do.
The community support through this disaster was phenominal.
All of you made platteville and i very pround.
A pride realized in the toughest of times by a town
made stronger because of it.
it doesn't surprise me.
it is a good community.
I've lived here all my life.
it is a great community.
stronger for all they've been through Platteville
will need to continue to rely on that strength as
months of cleanup still lie ahead.
in Platteville, this is Dave Delozier, wisc, news