Letter: Vandals could help repair their damage to New Brighton History Center
To the Editor:
Our New Brighton History Center at Long Lake Park was defaced the other day.
We think it was one or maybe two people that did it. It takes many, many of our members to maintain the center.
We think the people that did it had money because they could buy spray paint. Our organization doesn’t have much money but we have a few volunteers that do a lot with what they have.
We think the vandals were young because they could reach up high. Most of our volunteers are retired senior citizens. If any of us can reach up high, it isn’t for very long.
We think they can crouch. We can’t. We have to sit because our legs won’t hold us for too long.
We think they can sit on the ground. We can but need help getting up as our knees give us a lot of trouble.
We think they are quick and can run fast. We have trouble thinking fast and really don’t remember what running is.
Someday you may have children and even grandchildren and you will be a senior citizen. You may even want to bring them all to the New Brighton History Center to show them things that are not around any more.
In time, you will understand how hard it is for us to maintain our history. It would be wonderful if you would come and help us repair what you have defaced. We could sure use your young and busy hands.
LaVonne Cota is a member with the New Brighton History Center. The damage was discovered Oct. 28 and is on the caboose, rail cart and building.