Rockport-Fulton, one of the hardest hit communities by Hurricane Harvey, is hosting events this weekend to celebrate its rise from the devastating storm.
One year has passed since hundreds of families evacuated, not knowing what they would return to. Many lost everything, but thanks to volunteers coming from all over the county, the city has made progress.
This weekend, for the one-year anniversary, they are celebrating. With a list of activities that include a butterfly release, block party, and book signings, the weekend allows attendees to reflect, recognize and rejoice in the recovery.
The kickoff event, the “Harvey Grateful Fence,” stands out. Everyone is encouraged to bring an item in honor of someone who helped them recover and place that special item on the fence. Banners and stars of hope will be placed on the designated fence areas. You can bring your items starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 24th.
The Harvey reflection gathering at 7 p.m. will be at the Festival Grounds. There will be music, prayers and wildflower seeds will be given as a symbol of new life and color in the community.
At 8:30, a countywide moment of silence will take placed followed by a butterfly release and a whole other schedule of activities.
For a full list of events visit the Chamber of Commerce.