Vandals destroy city’s Christmas decorations


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The park bench pictured was damaged by vandals who also destroyed flood lights at the W.H. Heavin Amphitheater in San Benito. The lights were part of the city's Christmas decorations. (City of San Benito photo)

Vandalism currently plagues the W.H. Heavin Amphitheater and Park as new flood lights and Christmas decorations, most of which donated to the City of San Benito by a local retailer, were found destroyed.

The holiday decor was recently put on display as part of a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and concert held at the amphitheater and park on Saturday, Dec. 4. Decorations included flood lights and string lights donated by Wal-Mart in San Benito; they adorned the trees and shrubbery leading into the park entrance. Mayor Jack Garcia reported that as early as 9 p.m. that evening, the lights were cut and park benches were so severely damaged that some were split in two.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Dec. 12 edition of the San Benito News. Or view our E-Edition by clicking here.

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