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2 years after tornado, Marysville Community Center re-dedicated

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---Photos of storm damage remind Marysville residents about what they went through on March 2nd, 2012.

That's when tornadoes hit the area, wiping out homes, a church, and a community center.

"If you look around, there's a church rebuilt- homes rebuilt, so it is coming back to life," says Carolyn King with March2Recovery.

Two years later there's more reason to have hope.

The community center that was destroyed was rededicated on Saturday.

It's a place that had ties to many people in the small community.

It was initially built in 1937.

"For about 35 years this was a school. It had 8 grades in it to begin with," one resident says.

Later turned into a community center, this was the place where people celebrated weddings, birthdays, and receptions.

After a tornado ripped it apart, the community vowed to rebuild.

Through the help of volunteers and groups like March2Recovery, they once again have a place to go in Marysville to celebrate, or even reflect back.

"It just means a lot. Our son did some volunteer work after the tornado and then he got killed kinda in the line of duty, so it means a lot to my husband and I both," says resident Pat Helton.

Two years after the unforgettable tornadoes that hit Kentuckiana, there's hope and healing, in this community.

"I've been doing construction work for 30 years. You do certain projects that stay with you- the memory stays with you. I think this will be this type of project for me," says Dave Poe, a construction manager for March2Recovery.

"It's time for everybody in the town now to move on and bring us together and I believe this building will do that," says Pat Helton.

Volunteers with March2Recovery say during the past 2 years, they've helped three different counties in southern Indiana to rebuild.

They are working to finish up the last few projects.

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