Reward being offered for arrest of Goshen ice carving vandals
Posted: 01/07/2013 at 1:00 pm
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A smashed ice sculpture outside Ignition Music in downtown Goshen. (Truth photo by Marlys Weaver-Stoesz)
The winning ice sculpture, a circus elephant balancing blocks, is in pieces outside Better World Books, Goshen. (Truth Photo by Marlys Weaver-Stoesz)
The toppled winning ice sculpture from Goshen's Fire and Ice Festival sets in pieces outside Better World Books. An ice palm tree still stands in the background. (Truth photo by Marlys Weaver-Stoesz)
Greg Beachy carves an ice block during the ice carving contest 1/5/2013 in Main Street in Goshen. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
According to a press release from the Downtown Goshen Inc., several ice sculptures were vandalized between Friday and Monday.
Someone smashed and destroyed “a significant number of the downtown sculptures,” including the winning piece from the competition, valued at more than $500.
More than 50 sculptures were created over the weekend as part of the Fire and Ice Festival, an annual event that starts on the first Friday of January in Goshen.
Anyone with information can call the Goshen Police Department during regular business hours at 574-533-8661 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.