The pavilion at Indian Landing in Port Sydney has been vandalized.
Gary MacDonald with the Stephenson District Lions Club wrote on social media that members arrived Sunday morning to continue construction on a barbeque to find the eavestrough had been damaged.
Club President Jamie Vanderveer says the damage seems to have been caused by someone hanging from it.
“I think somebody probably thought it was a joke. You know, ‘look at me and how cool I am’,” says Vanderveer. “But what they don’t know is that a lot of people have donated a lot of time and effort into working on that, so that we can have nice things in the village. So it’s pretty sad when someone does stuff like that.”
According to Vanderveer, Clement Aluminum & Vinyl had provided the eavestrough to keep people dry when using the future barbeque. He says the vandalism was quickly repaired, and Clement provided brackets to reinforce the structure.
Vanderveer asks whoever caused the damage to think twice before they set back the hard work of a potential friend, neighbour, or family member.
“Whoever it was, if they happen to see this—if they’re really bored with life, they should reach out to our Lion’s Club and we can find them some fun stuff to do,” he says.
Vanderveer adds the barbeque’s cement pad has been poured and mortar bricks set up, with construction set to finish in the spring.
**Written by Mathew Reisler and Martin Halek