After renovations, re-opening, Reynolds Drive-In destroyed by Sunday’s storm

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All across the Valley, there is a lot of cleaning up to do

TRANSFER, Pa. (WKBN) – All across the Valley, there is a lot of cleaning up to do after Sunday’s storm.

A lot of the damage was from downed trees and power lines. Most of the damage wasn’t severe, but some places weren’t so lucky.

In Girard, a run-away trampoline blew across the owner’s yard and landed on top of a garage and tree.

In Boardman, live power lines laying in the middle of the intersection of Wildwood Drive and Glenwood Ave. forced police and firefighters to close the roads.

In Hubbard, part of the roof of the 717 Credit Union’s roof was blown off.

But in Mercer County, it’s a sad day for a popular drive-in after Sunday’s storm came through and destroyed it.

Reynolds Drive-In in Transfer was just renovated and re-opened in June after being closed for six years.

“We worked really hard this year, and then just in one second, it’s gone,” said Event Planner and Manager Brian Brown.

Now five months later, the wind destroyed the hard work they’d put in.

“A really unfortunate way to end what was really a good year for us,” said Brown.

They say the only thing to do is pick up the pieces and rebuild.

“Hopefully, we’re able to get things back up and running for next year. We just bought a projector, but without a screen. Hopefully, we’ll be able to fix it,” said owner Stephanie Davis.

“It just seems to be fitting for 2020. You know, it’s just–we had a great first year. The community was so excited to get Reynolds Drive-In back, progressing into next year to get the screen up and running, and now this misfortune,” said Brown.

Brown wants to thank the community for their outpouring of love and support after Sunday’s incident.

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