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Reader Opinion: Vandalism at Kiwanis Park

To the vandals who destroyed trees in Kiwanis Park: I doubt you are reading the newspaper and I doubt you can even read because most educated people in this community would not be doing the types of vandalism you did recently. I want to share wit...

To the vandals who destroyed trees in Kiwanis Park: I doubt you are reading the newspaper and I doubt you can even read because most educated people in this community would not be doing the types of vandalism you did recently. I want to share with those who do read what you did to one of our beautiful parks. I want to focus on three trees that you destroyed recently. I am a member of the Kiwanis Club of Brainerd and I also work with third and fourth grade students from Harrison Elementary. Please note that my views do not represent those of the club or any other Kiwanis member. Last year, Harrison students did a fundraising project, selling flower seed packets so they could plant trees in Kiwanis Park. They raised enough money to purchase and plant three flowering crab trees in the park. The trees were planted last May and now, because of you, they are gone. They were destroyed by your selfless act of stupidity, along with several other trees. This type of destruction of public property makes no sense to me. I'm not sure if the police have any leads on this, but I can only hope someone will step forward and do the right thing. The cost of replacing all the efforts by the K-Kids from Harrison has no price tag. I believe in karma and I can only hope that if you don't get caught soon you will get caught eventually. If not for cutting down trees and destroying public property, it will be for something else. I will personally pay a reward to anyone who has information that will lead to an arrest of who did this vandalism but it will most likely be money I will never have to pay.

Dennis Lamb

Baxter

Related Topics: KIWANIS PARK
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