Donations Aid Peace Garden Following Theft

Written by on July 5, 2018

Local funeral director Michael Tomaszewski is replacing urns stolen from the Peace Garden.

Members of the Batavia Peace Garden reported two large black granite urns had disappeared from the site on the south side of West Main Street while tending to the garden on Monday.

Police are checking surveillance footage from businesses across the street to see if they can possibly identify any suspects.

Since the news spread, community members have stepped up to help out.

Peace Garden Treasurer Carol Grasso…

Grasso said that after approval to purchase a surveillance system for the garden was decided an anonymous donor offered to help pay for the security system.

She said the congregating Pokémon players are welcome in the garden but have likely led to some property damage and littering.

Grasso also encouraged volunteers to come out the morning of August 4th if they are interested in grooming the garden with the weekenders.


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