Pilger Days A 'Shocking' Success
PILGER- For the first weekend since the tornadoes hit, the Pilger community celebrated their residency rather than pick up the pieces of their village.
The annual Pilger Days celebration saw hundreds of residents from Pilger, and surrounding communities come for a mud volleyball tournament, barbecue and more.
Pilger Days Coordinator Kory Koehlomos says questions surrounding the annual event start a week after the storm, and ultimately it was the residents who wanted the weekend to still go on.
Koehlomos: "I think it is a time for everyone to get together, not only to talk about the tornado itself, but hopefully they are just talking about life in general."
The highlight of the Saturday night occurred when a 200 dollar donation broke the fund-raising goal to tase Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger.
The donation was by Synder native Ryan Ferguson, who said he didn't have an qualms with Sheriff Unger, but did it for the cops he has had past run ins with. Ferguson says it was a 200 dollars well spent.
Ferguson: "It went to a good cause, this town is struggling, and thank god Unger did this because it is a good cause."
The final tally for the fundraiser was $1,021. All the proceeds going to the Pilger Disaster Relief Fund.