Sutton Community Rallies After Tornado Condemns Historic Downtown 

Nebraska Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Financial Services (FBFS) are rallying around the community of Sutton after an F1 tornado tore through the downtown area in the early morning hours of July 29.

Nebraska Farm Bureau and the FBFS agents hosted a hotdog and hamburger feed to give the community a chance to fellowship and thank those who helped clean up.

The Sutton FBFS office along with much of downtown Sutton was damaged by the tornado. Delaney Schmer, FBFS sales associate, has seen the community come together.

“There was some significant damage in the north half of our downtown business district, as well as some residential homes throughout the town, including a few of our clients,” said Schmer.  “The town did an amazing job at coming together to help clean up and to help find temporary office spaces for the businesses downtown.”

The event was free to the community as a way to promote strong spirits and community connections. As someone who grew up in Sutton, Clay County Farm Bureau President, Amy Musgrave, loved seeing the town rally together.

“As a gesture of good will after such a tragedy, Ryan Schmeits, the local Farm Bureau agent, put together this luncheon to help the community come back together and rebuild as we determine the future of our downtown area,” said Musgrave.

The Sutton Park was filled with smiles and great conversation as people shared a meal. While the future of downtown Sutton remains uncertain, the unwavering commitment to rebuild is evident.

“It is amazing to live in a small town and see how people are always willing to help each other!” said Schmer.

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