Family Fun Day for Tornado Victims

- MAYFLOWER, AR - Rebuilding has been tough for the city of Mayflower after the April tornadoes. So, Saturday the town got together to just have some fun.

"We were in Conway whenever a tornado come through. Fortunately we weren't at home but our home did get it and it did quite a bit of damage," says Billy Stain.

Still unable to move into their family home, Billy, along with many others affected by the April 27 tornadoes came out to Mayflower High School for a day of fun. There was food, activities and even a chance to hangout with dozens of Razorback athletes.

"To see little children go through those things, it's just very important just to put smiles on these kids faces. Because I didn't go through that when I was younger and I know it's hard for their parents. So it's easy for us to just come out here and enlighten these kids and their families and smile and sign autographs," says Razorback basketball player Jabril Durham.

It's all part of the community's effort to rebuild and recover after the tornadoes.

For victims like Billy and his family, left without a home, this is just what they needed.

"It's really nice to be able to see the community come together and do something for everybody. Just like you say it's nice to not have to think about it and just be able to come out here and play a little bit," says Stain.

Organizers say they have more events like these planned in hopes of making the recovery process easier. 

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