Today, First Lady Dianne Bentley traveled to Phil Campbell Elementary to donate books for their school. Although minimal damage was done to the elementary school building, the lives of several students and a teacher were lost in the storm. The community is rebuilding and will forever remember what happened on April 27.
When Mrs. Bentley arrived, she was greeted by the faculty and staff standing under a hand-painted welcome sign. She visited with a first grade class then was ushered into the gym to greet all of the students. Behind the podium hung a quilt, pieced together by the school's second graders in recognition of heritage as well as the First Lady's own love for quilting. Mrs. Bentley spoke to the students, read a book, and then answered questions from the audience.
The First Lady is thankful for the hospitality she was shown and is grateful to towns like Phil Campbell who love and support one another no matter the circumstances.