Vienna Historical Society Meeting – September 28, 2010 – 7:00 p.m.
Agenda and discussions:
Project – Reminder this is on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. at the township hall
except the last Tuesday of the month.
Discussed if a change of day/time is necessary. Decided to stay with current day/time.
on speakers for meetings for 2010 and 2011.
Pegg is working on putting the Township Green on the Historical Register.
for sale include magnets, stickers, mugs, plates.Cemetery
Walk – Discussed the following:
– Merchants Day sales
invitation to speak at the Fowler Historical Society Meeting on Thursday,
November 4, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.Mathews
Music Boosters is selling calendars.
Consider placing ad for $50.00 that would include website, meeting
dates and times.Scheduled
next meeting for Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. to review Cemetery
for Saturday, October 23, 2010 and Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 3:00 –
6:00 p.m. Cost is $3.00 per person
for ages 12 and up.
- Shirley Wajda
has finished scripts and sent to Michelle Garman.
Anzur will advertise in local papers and media websites. Michelle Garman will create and
Strama’s Girl Scout troop will offer child care.
Music Boosters will sell refreshments
meet again on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. to finalize plans,
determine number of stations and establish route of walk
The following is a summary of stories that were shared by
those present about the Tornado of 1947 that went through Vienna and
residents perished, one of which was an infant.
- Had to
pass through National Guard to be let into town to deliver milk from
would come through a couple times a week to tend to the injured.
Woodall was conducting the Burns Wedding at the Vienna Presbyterian
Church. They lost power and
finished the ceremony by candlelight.
Road (between Forestview & Rt. 522)
A father yelled for his daughter and 2 other siblings to lay down
and then father laid on top of all.
We thought he had lost his mind, but after a while he got up and
told us that we had just survived our first tornado.
signs – Trees quivered and the air got hot. Sky was an eerie green. Was labeled a “black tornado” compared to the tornado
of 1985 which was a “white tornado.”
These were based on the color of the sky. There were also different cloud
formations present during each tornado.
at how some properties were destroyed and others left untouched.
was picked up and moved.
tornado everyone really came together to help. Civil Defense, Boy Scouts and fire
department - set up barriers,
walked through the area checking on things and helping each other.
through area of Mines Road also.
County had a good program – “Sky Warn.”
Submitted by Vicki Anzur, Secretary