Vandalized Headstones at Farmington, NH Cemetery Repaired
Damage to approximately 100 vandalized headstones at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Farmington on Tuesday night has been repaired.
The Farmington Cemetery Association Board of Trustees said their cemetery crew went "above and beyond" in the heat to quickly correct nearly all the stones. A professional will be called in to reset and repair some headstones the crew could not and were left in place because of their age. Volunteers will not be needed to help and a scheduled "clean up day" on Saturday was canceled.
Pictures of the vandalism showed headstones pushed off their bases, the tops knocked off and entire stone memorials on their side. One was cracked in half diagonally.
"We have been overwhelmed with the community's heartfelt outpouring of support. Thank you more than words can say," the association said in a post to the Farmington, NH News Facebook page.
Don Fuller and his wife Lynn created a GoFundMe page to help with the cleanup and repair costs that collected nearly $6,000 as of Saturday night that will stop accepting donations on Sunday night.
The Yard Sale Shop in Farmington said on the group's Facebook page it would donate 10% of its weekend sales to the association for repairs.
Police have not yet made any arrests in the incident and asked anyone with information to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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