ONTARIO, Wis. (WXOW) – Every year the town of Ontario goes all out for the 4th of July, although this year it was a little harder to put together after flooding took over the town this past year.
The community center was destroyed by over five feet of standing water, but it did anything but destroy the people, the town, and their resilience.
“Part of it is just pride, makes me want to cry,” Clerk Treasurer Terri Taylor said. “It’s just terrific. I think that people help. All over people come in and helped last year with the flood, it’s just amazing. From the Amish, to people that didn’t even live in this town came from miles to help so it’s pretty emotional I think.”
Ontario has a population of just over 500 people, but for the 4th of July the town hosts roughly 4,000 people.