Angel desecrated

The desecration of a decorative angel at an east-side business Monday night has made its creator mad.
Becky Vargo
Dec 5, 2012

“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.

Comments

Zegota

Please do not let the acts of a very few and surely not a representation of the people who live here, destroy or stop you or anyone from displaying Christmas objects. Art and music is a great way to pull us all together and we need it more then ever today, God Bless.

sirhansalot

Ms.Tombs did you see the kids who did this? "When I came here at 7 this morning, some kids had grabbed onto the angel and ripped it down,” Tombs said Tuesday.If not why are you so sure it was kids?

sirhansalot

Ms.Tombs did you see the kids who did this? "When I came here at 7 this morning, some kids had grabbed onto the angel and ripped it down,” Tombs said Tuesday.If not why are you so sure it was kids?

anon-mom

Isn't this the same person that had her dog vandalized at the same business? Seems a bit fishy to me. People only destroy her art? Me thinks someone needs some attention.

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