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Published April 15, 2013, 05:31 PM

Lisbon community comes together to clean up the storm

Lisbon, ND (WDAY TV) -- As Lisbon plows are out in full force, the community is too with people braving the storm to pick up their shovels.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Lisbon, ND (WDAY TV) -- As Lisbon plows are out in full force, the community is too with people braving the storm to pick up their shovels.

Whether they helped clear driveways or entire sidewalks, the town is packed full of volunteers helping out their neighbors.

Take a drive through Lisbon and it looks as if you've traveled back a few months into the depths of winter.

Alan Froemke: "I don't think we've had anything like this in 100 years."

Alan Froemke would know...he's 87. And he didn't let old age stop him from shoveling out, before his grandson stepped in.

Andy Froemke: "Oh, just going to come down and blow grandpa out because I know he's tough and would probably do it himself if I didn't."

Alan Froemke: "These kids of mine, they take pretty good care of me."

Andy has trekked with his blower each storm this season, and there have been plenty.

Andy Froemke: "It's just been the winter from..you know what.

Standup: With schools closed and several downtown businesses shut down for the day, that means more people are free to get outside and help their neighbors."

Jacob Gallagher: "We actually don't even have a snowblower because our neighbors will blow off this front walk and we'll do the rest by hand."

That's what Jacob Gallagher is doing now, and he didn't even stop to put some pants on.

While Jason Olson whips by... with his own efficient method.

Jason Olson: "Just cleaning off sidewalks, driveways, whatever I can. Just helping people."

Proving a little kindness in a small community... is all it takes clear an entire town.

Alan Froemke: "It's kinda nice, i'm kinda lucky."

Even by noon today, most of Lisbon's streets and emergency routes were clear.

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