Vandals haunt Union fairgrounds

Tents, buildings damaged in vandalism spree
By Daniel Dunkle | Oct 11, 2017

Union — The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating vandalism that left several tents and small buildings damaged this week at the Union Fairgrounds.

The structures were put in place for the "Haunted Trail of Terror," which is being put on to raise money for Union Fair. Event Coordinator Erica Harriman said the vandals left not only damage, but obscene graffiti.

"We're really quite bummed about it, but the show will go on," she said. "It's pretty discouraging when you're a volunteer and your work is destroyed."

She estimated the damage to be as much as $1,000.

All of the people working on the event are volunteers, and Harriman noted the fair could use more volunteers, both to construct the trail and to serve as "scare actors."

The fair will prosecute to the full extent of the law. Police will be having more of a presence at the fairgrounds, which may be shut down to visitors during the rest of the planning for the event.

The Trail of Terror will be held Oct. 20-21; Oct. 27-28; and Oct. 30-31 from 6 to 9 p.m.


Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Oct 11, 2017 17:48

Sad comment of the state of grown children acting out when charity events get tramped on. These child-like behaviors in the past have been late 20's - 30+s. Hopefully not teens venting frustration and boredom.

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