Joplin Memorial Sculpture Dedication Honoring 161 Joplin Tornado Victims

(Joplin, MO)Active Lifestyle Events, Inc., which provides active lifestyle activities for the community, including the Joplin Memorial Run, will unveil, and dedicate a Joplin Memorial Sculpture honoring the 161 victims of the 2011 Joplin Tornado at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The sculpture is located at the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex.

This sculpture with the names of the 161 who lost their lives will be a permanent memorial honoring these individuals. The family of the victims as well as the Joplin community are invited for the unveiling.

Audie Dennis, Active Lifestyle Events, Inc. President shares, “This sculpture captures our organizations dream of providing something significant to the community that also honors those we lost on May 22, 2011. This beautiful sculpture not only honors them, but the banner depicted recognizes the role the runners played in helping this happen. It is a fantastic piece of art, placed on the lawn of our arts and entertainment center that will lead our city into the future.”

“It is my heartfelt pleasure,” says Tonya Sprenkle Active Lifestyle Events, Inc. Treasurer, “to see this permanent sculpture in honor of those that lost their lives that fateful day in May. ‘We run to remember you as we rebuild without you,’ says so much to me as we have shared in the loss of so many families over the years. May those that pass by this statue forever remember.” 

About Active Lifestyle Events, Inc.: 

Active Lifestyle Events, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to receive and administer funds for scientific, educational, civic, athletic, patriotic, cultural, social, and charitable purposes, and to encourage and foster active lifestyles in the Joplin community.


Active Lifestyle Events, Inc.
P.O. Box 632
Joplin, MO

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