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After vandals ruin initial public piano, volunteers step up to install a second

 

August 16, 2016

VOLUNTEERS who answered a Facebook call for help stand around the replacement piano, donated by the Church of the Nazarene, which they placed where the damaged public piano, left, had been located in the Safeway parking lot.

An old piano that mysteriously appeared in the parking lot in front of Safeway during Jamboree weekend was vandalized late last week; by Sunday another was in its place.

Many people posted their outrage about the incident on Facebook; some offered ways to help.

“We were driving by when the boys saw it “down,” said Peggy Rolph of her grandsons, who noticed the piano had been overturned. “They both said ‘pull over, we have to fix it.’ So we did.”

Payton Messmer, 7, and Landon Messmer, 6, had help from their grandpop, Michael Rolph, trying to set the heavy instrument upright....



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