Community Partners to Host Merrill Tornado Recovery Celebration

Several Merrill community partners are joining together to host a Tornado Recovery Celebration on Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Merrill High School Auditorium.

Designed as an event to say thank you to the community for coming together and helping those affected by the April 10, 2011 tornado, the recovery celebration will feature music from the Merrill Vocal Jay’s, vocalist Jim Bjorkland and the debut of a video on the progress and combined effort to help those in the recovery process. Individuals and businesses affected by the tornado will also be speaking to express their gratitude. The American Red Cross will also have information on how to be prepared for an emergency.

The public is welcome and refreshments will be served following the program.

Sponsors and organizers for this community event are Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, The Foto News, Merrill Area United Way, Lincoln County UW-Extension, Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce, St. John’s Lutheran Church, American Red Cross and Merrill Area Public Schools, North Central Wisconsin Community Action Program, and Merrill Food Pantry.

For more information, please contact Dee Olsen at the Merrill Area United Way at 715.536.2016 or

A member of Ministry Health Care, Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center provides health care services to Merrill and the surrounding region and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother. It is a 25-bed critical access hospital that offers a range of primary and specialty care services. The mission of Ministry Health Care is to further the healing ministry of Jesus by continually improving the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor.

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