Henderson Fairgrounds Grass Vandalized

Wednesday night, a trail of cars, SUVs and pickup trucks were seen on surveillance video driving onto the park grounds and leaving shortly before midnight.

Posted: Jun 10, 2021 10:38 PM
Updated: Jun 11, 2021 8:56 AM

The Henderson County Fairgrounds staff is looking for answers.

"What they did last night, whoever they were, they messed up the grass area and our parks department works hard to keep that looking good," said Parks and Events Coordinator, Theresa Childers.

Around 7 p.m. Wednesday night, a trail of cars, SUVs and pickup trucks were seen on surveillance video driving onto the park grounds and leaving shortly before midnight.

"We see them come in through Gate 2 and then we see them going down there to the farmers market. You can't the vehicles doing the donuts other than their lights spinning," said Childers.

Childers said 6 to 10 vehicles could be seen in the surveillance video.

Several of them were seen spinning on the grass, leaving tire marks.

Childer's says she just wants the individuals responsible to speak up.

"I would like them to fix it, you know, make them understand that we work hard, we are park employees, we work really hard." said Childers.

One group of men telling 44News they were present at the park the night the grounds were vandalized, but say it wasn't them.

"We're being wrongly accused of doing all this stuff and I reached out to everybody and nobody is willing to help or figure this out and just as simple as taking the pictures off. Keep the post up and then, if you want to think that me and my friends did it in your head, go ahead that's fine but don't get the whole tri-state believing that it was us because that's making us look bad." said Dalton Dibler.

In the meantime park employees plan to repair the grass and they're asking the community to do their part, helping them identify the vandals.

If you have information or know individuals responsible, you are asked to reach out to Childers via Facebook.

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