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A True Community With Spirit

July 4, 2018
Wetzel Chronicle

We probably don't say it enough, but we are truly in awe of the town of Hundred.

Just a little less than a year ago, the town was completely devastated by flooding. Homes and businesses were ruined. Folks were left with nothing more than the clothing on their backs. The town was coated with not only mud, but despair and hopelessness.

We could continue, but truly there are not enough words to adequately describe the tragedy. If you saw the images, you know they were the definition of heart-wrenching.

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Photo by Carmen Williams
These little ladies are all smiles during Hundred’s Independence Day parade on Saturday, June 30.

Do you know what wasn't destroyed though? The town's spirit. And this spirit has been abundantly displayed over and over again since July 2017. Hundred has persevered and flourished. The town has met milestone upon milestone. Businesses have recovered and reopened. Residents have rebuilt. The town's senior center and fire department each have had celebratory ribbon cuttings in the past month.

And no, that isn't saying there still isn't work to be done. We are sure there are still residents struggling to recover their losses. However, we feel so positive about the future of our neighbors in Hundred. Occasions like Saturday's Independence Day celebration show the town's spirit. The festivities Saturday show the heart of Hundred, along with the humility as well. The folks of Hundred know they weren't alone in the aftermath of the flood; thus, they allowed those who helped them along the way to march at the forefront of the town's Independence Day parade.

We notice the town's spirit; we admire its heart, and we are excited for its bright future.



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