Several Middletown public works employees were presented a challenge coin for their efforts from Thonnerieux on behalf of Beavercreek. In addition, a framed photo of a Beavercreek street with Middletown’s city logo superimposed and the signatures of Beavercreek’s public works employees and photo of a street Middletown employees helped to clear that was autographed by Beavercreek’s public works employees. A proclamation from the city of Beavercreek was also presented to Middletown city officials.
“We were there to help,” said Mark Horrall, Middletown street department leadman. “Those are the people who really suffered. What I saw there was quite a bit of a disaster. To realize what they’re going through, they’re really the heroes.”
Horall said the Middletown public works crews appreciated Beavercreek officials coming down to recognize them for their efforts.
“It means a lot to us and we’re being appreciated,” he said. “But they’re the victims, they’re the heroes, and they’re the ones who survived that tragedy.”