Butler County Times Gazette
  • Rotary to hold Tornado Victims Memorial

  • Victims of deadly 1958 tornado will be remembered on Tuesday, June 10
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  • The El Dorado Rotary Club will hold the annual recognition at the Tornado Victims’ Memorial on Tuesday evening, June 10.  The event will begin at 5:45 p.m. at the memorial located in Graham Park in El Dorado. The public is invited to attend the modest ceremony, as the 13 people killed in the June 10, 1958 tornado will be acknowledged.
    In 2007, the El Dorado Rotary Club initiated a community-wide effort to construct a memorial to honor the victims of the 1958 tornado and to honor the perseverance and resillence of the community in recovering from this disaster.  The memorial was dedicated in 2008, on the 50th anniversary of the storm.  
    The Rotary Club plans to continue to hold memorial services on each anniversary of that fateful day, now 56 years ago.
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