By Heather Killen
What probably began as a party blowing off some steam is causing extra work for a group of community volunteers.
Cindy Giffen, of Port George, said that when she went for her early morning walk on Sunday she noticed the provincial park in Port George had been vandalized overnight.
The picnic tables that had just been brought back out for the summer, had been pushed into the outhouse. The doors and railings were ripped off the building and were left on the ground nearby.
“Everybody knows Port George is the party place,” she said. “We want people to come and have a good time here, but with all the cutbacks to services, it’s getting harder to keep these things going.”
She says it takes time to pick up garbage and build railings, and it takes time to find the money to pay for these things. And it doesn’t seem to take a lot of time or thought to destroy them.
“It’s not that I have anything against people having a good time, but this was deliberate destruction,” she said. “And people work very hard to keep these things going for the community. When you see something like this, it’s frustrating.”
She added that it would be nice if the responsible party-guests could quietly make amends. Maybe they could hold a fundraiser to benefit the park, or maybe spend some time just picking up garbage that is washed up by the tides.
Or, it would help if they just respect the property the next they visit and not destroy it.