Fairbanks flower beds destroyed by vandals to be replanted

Associated PressAugust 23, 2012 

FAIRBANKS -- Fall is just about here, but it again is going to look a lot like summer in downtown Fairbanks.

That's because two large flower beds and 10 flower boxes in Golden Heart Park will be replanted with hundreds of donated flowers after vandals ripped up the beds last weekend.

The flower beds are maintained by nonprofit group Festival Fairbanks. The group's interim director, Julie Engfer, told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that there was a public outcry once people heard what had happened. She says Ann Dolney of Ann's Greenhouse immediately offered hundreds of greenhouse flowers to replant the beds and boxes.

Engfer says the latest vandalism was significant but is nothing new. She says vandals have been at it all summer.

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