Vandals cause $4,000 in damage at tree lot

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – Vandals have destroyed thousands of dollars at a volunteer ogranization providing services to area kids.

More than 100 Christmas trees were pushed over and damaged in Huber Heights over the weekend.

The lot on Chambersburg Road is operated by the Optimist Club of Huber Heights.

Many of the metal stands have been bent and destroyed.

The group is working to salvage everything they can, but we’re told the vandals did about $4,000 in damage.

“We’ve got to cut the ones that are damaged and redrill them and put them back up,” said Chad Bruns with the Optimist Club of Huber Heights. “And it’s going to affect sales, I think, because the trees aren’t going to be as big as they were originally because we’ve had to take 8 to 9 inches up to a foot off because they’ve split up the trunk of the tree.”

All money raised from the Christmas tree sales goes to youth services in Huber Heights. The Optimist Club pays for uniforms in the Police Explorers program.

They also donate money to local Boy Scouts and area sports teams.

Anyone with information on the vandalism is urged to call police.

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