Vil­lage pushes back

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Moose Creek is plan­ning to give a spe­cial birth­day present to Claude Provost when he turns 98 March 20.

“This is why Moose Creek is a great place to live,” says Nick Forgues, re­lat­ing that af­ter a thief stole a door push bar from Mr. Provost’s store, res­i­dents swung into ac­tion.

“The com­mu­nity can­not un­der­stand how some­one would do some­thing like that,” says Mr. Forgues.

“We are send­ing a call out to the per­son who took it to re­turn it, no ques­tions asked.”

Mean­while, “We have lo­cated an iden­ti­cal han­dle and will be giv­ing it to him on his birth­day as a com­mu­nity.”

Mr. Provost was un­der­stand­ably up­set when the vin­tage 7-Up push bar han­dle was taken, adds Wendy Hill.

She is lead­ing the ef­fort to re­place the an­tique, which is worth $300 to $400, de­pend­ing on the con­di­tion of the piece.

“I will gladly head up this project to give back to the man and the store that have brought us all such hap­pi­ness (and con­ve­nience) for so many years,” she says. “I'm sure we all agree that the store is part of our his­tory as well as his own per­sonal his­tory and hope you will con­sider a small dona­tion so that we can make this right for him.”

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