We would like to offer our gratitude to the members of our community for the much-needed help in clearing the debris and destroyed buildings left by the tornado last week as it cut a swath through Franklin and Douglas counties.

The large group of volunteers and equipment that arrived at our farm early Saturday quickly and thoroughly cleared away the rubble. Thank you again to all who so generously offered their time and use of their equipment to do so.

Paul and Jane Fortin,

rural Franklin County