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Towns Seeks Donations After Vandals Strike Welcome Signs

Officials say enough donations have been made to pay for 1 ½ signs

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    Towns Seeks Donations After Vandals Strike Welcome Signs
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    A southern Maine town is once again asking for donations to put up welcome signs after vandals stole three signs and damaged a fourth this month.

    The Kennebec Journal reports
    West Gardiner first posted welcome signs at the entrances to town about five years ago following a fundraising campaign that covered all costs.

    Margaret Peacock, originator of the sign project, says the welcome signs represent both community pride and the town's welcoming spirit.

    The handmade signs cost $450 each. Officials say enough donations have been made to pay for 1 ½ signs.

    The stolen signs were posted along Bog Hill Road, Neck Road and Route 126. The damaged sign was located on Hallowell-Litchfield Road.

    It's not known if police have any suspects in the crime.

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