AREDALE, IOWA – Vandals struck a welcome sign in the town of Aredale, Iowa last night, mayor Jeremy Minnier confirmed this morning.
“It just happened last night,” Minnier confirmed.
The saddest part of the story is that Minnier and a few other volunteers had worked this weekend to landscape the sign area and plant flowers in preparation for a new sign that is coming, procured by grant dollars.
“They snapped the posts, not covered by the grant,” Minnier said. The vandals also roughed up and broke much of the new landscaping blocks surrounding the sign.
Minnier said the vandals will not deter the efforts of volunteers.
“We’ll be right back there fixing it,” he said.
Anyone with information on who is responsible for the vandalism is asked to contact the Butler County Sheriff at (319) 267-2410.