Editor’s note: The following was written by the Charles Bloom Secondary Grad Class of 2012 student grad council representatives in regards to a recent rash of graffiti incidents in the village.
We the Charles Bloom grad class of 2012 would like to express our disappointment regarding the actions of a few individuals that hurt the Lumby community by vandalizing private property, businesses and public property on Nov. 9.
The community has supported us in all of our fundraisers, and we are very thankful for that. We take pride in our community and that is why we decided to clean this graffiti up.
“Our community has always been so good to us, and I hope that this incident does not change the perspective you have on our grad class,” said Tina Jones, a member of the graduating class.
“It would be sad to see the actions of a select few alter the way you view us as a whole.”
Most of the individuals, who came out to clean up the graffiti on Nov. 24, were not responsible for the vandalism, but we love this community and felt that we needed to do this to show that we are a good grad class, and good Samaritans.
Please don’t blame the whole grad class for the actions of a few.
“We had a great turnout for the cleanup and would like to express our thanks to the individuals who had no part in the vandalism but took time out of their day to come and lend a hand,” said grad class member Katelin Baird.
We realize how much this did hurt the community, and it also hurt us in the grad class who didn’t participate. This community did not deserve this.
To the business owners, we are sad that this happened to you. Businesses help with grad fundraising in a major way. Whether it is just letting us hang up posters, donating baskets, gift certificates, or by just coming out to the events to support us. We do appreciate all that the businesses do for our grad class.
We would like to thank the Village of Lumby and Irly Bird Building Center for donating the graffiti remover and rags. That was a huge help.
We are hoping that the individuals that participated in the vandalism will come forward and make it right.