Ayer’s Cliff is one scary town

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and funded in part by the Ayer’s Cliff mer­chants as­so­ci­a­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to as­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Mike Crook, the week­end ac­tives were a huge suc­cess in spite of a mi­nor set­back.

Fol­low­ing the Hal­loween ac­tiv­i­ties, which ended around 10 p.m. on

Satur­day night, the Hal­loween dis­plays were van­dalised.

Pump­kins were smashed and dec­o­ra­tions were torn down and knocked over.

When lo­cal mer­chant Jean Alexan­dre no­ticed the dam­age on Sun­day morn­ing, he posted pic­tures on the What’s Up Ayer’s Cliff face­book page, de­nounc­ing the de­struc­tive acts.

It wasn’t long be­fore the com­mu­nity mo­bi­lized.

“So when is the clean up and restora­tion,” one per­son com­mented.

Peo­ple from other mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties even of­fered to come and help put Hal­loween back to­gether.

By early af­ter­noon on Sun­day there was no sign that there had been any van­dal­ism at all.

Com­mu­nity Ac­tiv­i­ties Co­or­di­na­tor Maïtée Cantin and a team of helpers were quick to re­pair any dam­age done and clean up the smashed pump­kins.

Ac­cord­ing to an­other Face­book poster, there was a wit­ness who re­ported the in­ci­dent and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion is ap­par­ently un­der­way to find the cul­prits.

“It was so mi­nor,” Crook said. “I don’t want the take­away from this to be neg­a­tive,” he said, fo­cus­ing on the suc­cess of Satur­day’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

“It was such a great day,” com­mented Crook, re­fus­ing to let the ac­tions of a few de­struc­tive peo­ple tar­nish a pos­i­tive week­end in Ayer’s Cliff.

SA­MAN­THA YOUNG

KYNA BEEKERS

An ex­am­ple of the de­struc­tion caused Satur­day night by van­dals

By noon on Sun­day there was no sign of any van­dal­ism

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