Cordova to mark tornado anniversary with two-day event
by Jennifer Cohron
Apr 26, 2012 | 2270 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Today’s view from Green Avenue in Cordova has changed drastically since April 27, 2011, below. Many houses and trees are missing from the Disney Lake area, but several families have moved back with trailers and there has been one reconstruction on Burlington Avenue.
Today’s view from Green Avenue in Cordova has changed drastically since April 27, 2011, below. Many houses and trees are missing from the Disney Lake area, but several families have moved back with trailers and there has been one reconstruction on Burlington Avenue.
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Cordova will be hosting the county’s only ceremony marking the one-year-anniversary of the April 27 tornadoes.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday at Hudson-Kirby Field.

“We want to commemorate the lives and homes that were lost, but we also want to celebrate those who survived as well as the outpouring of help and compassion that they have had in the past year to help with recovery,” said Lauren Vance, an AmeriCorps VISTA currently assigned to disaster relief efforts in Cordova.

Following Friday’s somber ceremony, Saturday will be a day of service and fellowship.

Volunteers will gather at the Old Park at 9 a.m. to get their assignments for more than a dozen projects throughout the community.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

At 2 p.m. a memorial tree will be dedicated and the winners of a local essay contest will be read aloud.

Saturday’s event will also include live music, booths and inflatables.