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Meeksville Shelter open house set for Saturday morning

An open house will be held on Saturday morning for the new Meeksville Shelter.

The open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

“We’ve been waiting about four years for this,” said Thomas Davis, Meeksville volunteer fire chief. “It’s going to be a big benefit for the community. There are quite a bit of people right around there that live in mobile homes. With this, they won’t have to figure out where they’re going to go when bad weather comes.” The facility can house up to 100 people and includes two restrooms, two first aid kits and a hand-cranked weather radio.

Davis said the shelter is one of the safest structures in Pike County to take cover in during a tornado event.