The City of Levelland and Mayor Barbra Pinner Issued a proclamation recognizing January 15, 2016 as a day of recognition and gratitude for the generous and dedicated citizens of Levelland.
On December 26, 2015 the City of Levelland was hit by a storm unlike any storm seen in 40 years. Levelland and the surrounding areas received approximately 15 inches of snow and the extremely cold temperatures and heavy wind caused drifts of up to 6 feet. The community paused on Friday afternoon as the Mayor signed a proclamation recognizing the many citizens of Levelland that rallied together in the face of this natural disaster donating time and equipment to help their neighbor clear streets and driveways and helping to pull numerous people out of the huge drifts.
The city also recognized the efforts of one brave 6 year old girl who along with her parents helped to push Levelland Police Chief Toney Cowan’s vehicle back in to his driveway after he also got stuck. She was was recognized as “a superhero” helping to rescue over 20 people in one day. She is interested in becoming a first responder and would like to be a firefighter. She was presented with a Challenge Coin from the Levelland Police Department and was also presented with her own fire helmet from Levelland Fire Chief Bill Durham.
Thank you to the many people who donated numerous hours of their time and numerous dollars worth of equipment to help out in this time of natural disaster.