A group of Arlington athletes and the coaches traveled to Pilger last week to help in what ever way they could. One group picked up paper and debris in and around the old co-op building that was in the process of being demolished. Another group picked up pieces of wood and metal that littered a nearby corn-field.
Volleyball coach Jessica Scott spearheaded the effort to bring the 18 students and coaches to volunteer in the battered town after seeing the devastation while taking her team to a camp in Wayne.
Enterprise Online editor Leeanna Ellis and I accompanied the group. I did not fully appreciate the extent of the loss of trees and vegetation, as well as homes and businesses until Leeanna and I viewed images of the town on Google Maps as the town appeared before the tornado.