(Holton, Ind.) - The tornado that struck the Town of Holton on March 2 may have been big, but the community spirit that showed during a recover celebration may have been even bigger.
The Recovery Bash for Holton was held last Saturday at the town park. It included live music, auctions, a cornhole tournament, and raffles.
Napoleon State Bank, which operates a branch in Holton, sponsored the event as a fundraiser to help tornado victims. Bank Marketing Officer Christy Sutton said the bash has raised $26,725 and counting.
“Donations are still coming in and we expect them too for another week or two,” Sutton said, adding the money raised at the bash will be given for rebuilding efforts in Holton.
Event t-shirts are still for sale at the Holton and Napoleon locations of Napoleon State Bank and through the Keith Swinney Band. Sales of those shirts will also go into the fund. Donations can also be madeby sending checks to The Napoleon State Bank, Attn: Holton Recovery Account, P.O. Box 9, Napoleon, Indiana 47034.
The EF3 tornado that hit the U.S. 50 town on March 2 caused about $10 million in property damage. It claimed two lives - longtime Holton resident Ron Picket and Mexican national Armando Hernandez - and injured several others.