Vandals Target Chief Logan State Park Lights

By: Jennifer Rizzi Email
By: Jennifer Rizzi Email

LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The holidays may be over, but the work is just beginning for volunteers at Chief Logan State Park after vandals targeted their Christmas light display this weekend.

"It's something that everyone works hard for, so it's really upsetting," said Tim Tomblin, president of Christmas in the Park.

Volunteers say about 15 light displays were found ruined Sunday, many of them toppled, bent, and lying on the ground. They estimate the total cost of damages to be about $10,000 to $15,000.

Many crowd favorites were targeted, including a 35-foot Christmas tree made entirely of lights. They say that tree alone will cost about $600 to repair.

Volunteer Alan McComas says the park will be able to fix most of the broken light displays, and what cannot be fixed will be replaced.

"All I want to say to the vandals that did this work -- when they do grow up a little bit -- is I hope they'll feel sorry one day for doing this to the people of Logan County," he said.

If you have any information about the vandalism, you're asked to call police.

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