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'Blue boys' destroyed on V&E Greenline

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The Rhodes College public at project is known as the blue boys; its intention is to make the segment between North Watkins and Stonewall streets better. The Rhodes College public at project is known as the blue boys; its intention is to make the segment between North Watkins and Stonewall streets better.
Vandals destroyed art that sits near the Sears Crosstown Tower along the Vollintine and Evergreen Greenline in Midtown. Vandals destroyed art that sits near the Sears Crosstown Tower along the Vollintine and Evergreen Greenline in Midtown.

(WMC-TV) - Vandals destroyed art that sits near the Sears Crosstown Tower along the Vollintine and Evergreen Greenline in Midtown.

The Rhodes College public art project is known as the blue boys; its intention is to make the greenline segment between North Watkins and Stonewall streets better.

The damage occurred late last week.

"Just makes me sad. They're some nice sculptures somebody spent some time on that people could be enjoying, and somebody for no good reason is tearing them up," said resident Karen Dixon.

Her husband, Dan, says he has grown used to people disregarding property.

The V&E opened 14 years ago by a labor of love, owned and operated by volunteers from the neighborhood.

"There are just some people that are very stupid, and there's nothing you can do about it," said V&E Chairman Gregory Liebermann. "We all get together and we repair it, although we're getting tired of it, but we still do it."

He says plans had been in the works to add exercise equipment to enhance this park.

"But now we have to take that money to repair these so the people that do this they're just cheating their neighbors and cheating themselves," said Liebermann.

The V&E Greenline says it is always looking for volunteers to help with repairs and such. Follow the link for more http://vegreenline.org/.

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