The power of community
A small west-central Minnesota community rallied together to accomplish a life-or-death rescue of school children stranded on a bus in a 1967 blizzard. The triumph received international news coverage. Since then, the story has been heard mostly in the family folklore tales shared at places like the dinner table or in front of a crackling fire.
The 50th anniversary of this amazing rescue is approaching.
Many of the heroes from that day still live and even continue to serve their beloved community. Others have already passed on, but their friends and family members remain to help surviving participants re-tell the story for a much wider audience.
I am one. My father, Larry Stillwell, often told the story of this bold rescue. My heart always ached for more details. We moved to Morris less than five years later, and then to places beyond. My memories of Chokio grew hazy.
Whatever your connection, wherever you live, your recollections are valuable. Please click HERE to send me an email. My address is Julie@JulieSorenson.com. Let's remember together!