Three and a half years after the devastating tornado, things are coming along quite well. You can find a new video of the town’s progress here * (scroll down).
The best way you can help the town is to patronize the city’s businesses
when you are in the area. If your Christmas-New Year’s travels take you through on U.S. 54, consider staying in their brand new Best Western Plus
. A BW “Plus” is equivalent to a Courtyard by Marriott or Hilton Garden Inn, so I am sure it is very nice.
You can stop in to the Green Bean Coffee Co. for a great cup of coffee or other drink or snack and stock up on gas and supplies at the Dillons store.
I’m certain they’d appreciate your business and you’ll meet some exceptionally nice people!
* The tornado depicted in the video is an artist conception. The actual tornado was far larger (1.7 miles wide) and occurred at night.