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Angel desecrated

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:54 AM

“I don’t even want to put it back up,” said Karen Tombs, who made the angel for Paw Pro & Company, 1107 Washington Ave.

It was just a couple of months ago when the grooming shop had an ArfDog piece vandalized and one of its "pups" stolen.

“People don’t respect other people’s property anymore,” said Tombs, who is also an employee of Paw Pro.

The artist said she didn’t put in the same amount of time for the angel project as she did for the ArfDog, but she said it doesn't matter.

Tombs said the owner of the grooming business, Cindy O’Beirne, had acquired the angel to be decorated and tied in with the community art project of angels lining Beechtree Street. The Paw Pro angel was attached to the building less than a week ago.

“When I came here at 7 this morning, some kids had grabbed onto the angel and ripped it down,” Tombs said Tuesday.

The head of the angel was still attached to the building on Tuesday afternoon. Its body was lying on the ground.

The angel is part of a project designed to get Grand Haven's east side excited about art, said Mary Mitchell — who is spearheading the project from her shop, Fat Chix Coffee Cantina, 314 S. Beechtree St.

“I just think art and music are great ways to pull the community together,” she said.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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