HONORING THE CITY OF RALSTON, NEBRASKA ON ITS 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 107
(Extensions of Remarks - July 17, 2012)

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   HONORING THE CITY OF RALSTON, NEBRASKA ON ITS 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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                             HON. LEE TERRY

                              of nebraska

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  Mr. TERRY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the city of Ralston, 
Nebraska, for its 100-year anniversary.
  Ralston is a city with a population of roughly 6,000 people, all of 
which are extremely hard working and are some of the friendliest people 
you will meet. It provides its residents with a small town atmosphere 
inside of Nebraska's largest city.
  Ralston was founded in June 1912 with a population of about 200 
people. The population continued to grow until March 23, 1913, when a 
devastating tornado destroyed much of the town. The residents banned 
together and decided to rebuild a better, more beautiful city.
  The city of Ralston is recognized across the State as being a great 
place to raise a family. The city plays host to family friendly 
functions throughout the year and works to promote a safe place for 
families to reside. Ralston has been ranked as one of the top cities to 
relocate to in America and one of the most secure places to live in 
America by national Web sites.
  Living an active lifestyle is highly valued by the people of Ralston. 
There are many citywide events scheduled each month to provide citizens 
with opportunities to get involved in the community. Ralston has many 
beautiful parks, campgrounds, and a water and ride park.
  The city of Ralston also makes a significant contribution to 
Nebraska's economy. Members of the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce 
work to enhance the city's economy by creating jobs and encouraging the 
location of new businesses into the community.
  Ralston has made meaningful contributions to the State of Nebraska 
and has been an excellent place for its residents to call home for the 
last 100 years. I would like to extend my congratulations to the city 
for a successful century and wish the community many more years of 
continued success.

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