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Benefit will help Smithfield tornado victims

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The National Storm Prediction Center has ruled the tornado in the Town of Smithfield as the deadliest tornado during in July.

Four people were killed when the tornado struck the town on July 8. The only other fatal tornado in July hit Virginia, killing two and injuring 36.

The six Madison County fire and ambulance department will have a benefit for the Smithfield victims from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Old Fireman's field near the Morrisville Fire House.

There will be food and entertainment, as well as games. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Advance tickets will be sold through Friday.

They are available at Maxwell's Chocolates and Ice Cream, the Mid-Work Weekly, Colgate Bookstore and through Linda Gorton at Price Chopper in Hamilton.

In Morrisville, advance tickets are available at Dougherty's, Cooley's Do-It-Best, Big M, the Fort, Nice & Easy and the Town of Eaton Office. In Munnsville, the tickets are available at Hunter's Hut Ice Cream.

Tickets are also available at Tops in Canastota, from the Canastota Clerk at the Town of Lenox Building, Kinney Drugs in Cazenovia, Marble Hill Inn in Sherrill, Deli on the Green in Peterboro and Brigitte's Hair & Tanning in Oneida.

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