Pinhook residents come together to raise funds for relocation

The cake walk (Source: Mike Mohundro)
The cake walk (Source: Mike Mohundro)

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - One year later after the Birds Point New Madrid floodway activation, a community devastated by flooding comes together. 

Residents of the Village of Pinhook got together Saturday to raise money to relocate the town.

It all started at 8 a.m. in Pinhook with a memorial walk.

The Pinhook area was devastated by flooding when the Birds Point plan was activated last year.

Residents say they would prefer to be relocated somewhere between the City of Bertrand and Charleston.

Saturday's event is just one of many events they plan to have to help them reach their goal of rebuilding and put their town back on the map.

This was the first time the whole town got to see everyone together again.  After the flood, everyone relocated and spread out in the area with other loved ones.

Here they had everyone all together under one roof and laughing and reminiscing like they always have before.  After the walk they met at the First Church of God Family Life Center in East Prairie where they had the cake walk, ate BBQ, and had a 'Gospel Explosion.'

No word on how much money they have raised yet from today's event.

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