Despite the hardships experienced in the past year, “the State of the City is stronger than ever,” according to Lebanon Mayor Jared Carr.
Carr delivered his annual State of the City report at the Rotary Club’s noon luncheon meeting on Thursday.
According to Carr, Lebanon was hit hard in 2020 by both COVID-19 and a May storm.
“COVID-19 literally turned our lives upside down,” he said. “Our state shut down, hard-working Lebanon residents were laid off and mothers and fathers were forced to become educators as our schools closed. Our restaurants were forced to close their doors and seniors citizens were cut off from friends and family.
“Just as we thought things couldn’t get worse, they did. On May 4, the day the state reopened and people began returning to work, the city was hit by a massive surprise storm, causing catastrophic damage and destruction throughout our community.”
For more on this story see Saturday's LCR.