Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Teens Arrested for Destroying Dunwoody Garden; Lemonade Days Are Here

WXIA - DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Five teenagers are facing felony charges for trashing a community garden that was growing produce for needy families.

The Dunwoody Community Garden at Brook Run Park provides 50 to 60 pounds of produce to the St. Patrick's Food Pantry every week. Late last month, vandals broke in and destroyed more than $4,000 in property and plantings "A group of teenagers decided to go to Brook Run Park after hours," Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan said in a statement Tuesday. "One thing led to another and now all five of them are charged with Criminal Damage to Property, a felony."

Dunwoody Police Sgt. Jason Witcher said four of the teens are from Dunwoody and the fifth is from Roswell. Their names have not been released, but the teens have been released to their parents' care.
"I can't stress enough about how important it is for teenagers to think about the consequences of their actions before they do something like this," Chief Grogan said. "Actions have consequences and as you get older the consequences become more severe. This is a great opportunity for parents to engage their teenager in a conversation about decision making that may help them make better decisions in the future."
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Lemonade Days

Here's hoping that the weather holds up for the start of Lemonade Days this evening.  There is a 30 percent chance of rain, but I have a feeling Dunwoody will be spared.  Once again, unlimited ride coupons are available on the Lemonade Days website.  All proceeds raised by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust will go towards the restoration of the Donaldson-Bannister farmhouse at the corner of Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. and Vermack Rd. 

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