Pilger Putting Rebuild Efforts On Hold To Celebrate July 4th Holiday
PILGER- For the first time in nearly three weeks, rebuilding won't be the focus in Pilger.
Village officials have suspended volunteer efforts Friday, so residents can celebrate America's 238th birthday.
Pilger Village Clerk Kim Neiman says they wanted all residents to be able to celebrate Independence Day, and feels it's a major holiday for the village.
Nieman: "Even though we don't have a July 4th celebration, they have one over in the city of Stanton. They have one here in Stanton County that we can all go over and watch a parade, go on a picnic, or spend time with family. A lot of us haven't had time to do cause we have been here all day."
Neiman adds it will give her and others a chance to reflect on what has happened in the days since the June 16th tornado and how to move forward with cleanup efforts.
Neiman is still in need of walking volunteers, excavators, dump trucks, and Bobcats when cleanup efforts resume on Saturday.