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Happy Moments Vol. 81: Iowa boy makes baseball bat out of fallen tree branch

Tommy had a creative use for the tree limb following the derecho.

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — Making something great out of so much loss.

His name is Tommy.

He lives in Mount Vernon, and he made a baseball bat out of a fallen tree branch.

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When the derecho left a lot of tree limbs, he and his family cleaned them up, but Tommy was looking for something creative to do for a friend who had a birthday.