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Local businesses help repair fields damaged by vandals

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FORT ANN, N.Y. - Local businesses worked together over the weekend to repair damage that was done to the Fort Ann School soccer fields last week after vandals allegedly tore up the field in stolen vehicles.

The Fort Ann Central School District says Wayne Kellogg and Michael Doran both contacted the school after hearing about the damage and offered to help so that taxpayers did not have to pay the cost and to get the fields repaired.

Kellogg, a local resident and area businessman, along with Doran from Greenthumb Nursery, and Fred Baldwin from FJB Enterprise worked together on Sunday to repair the damage to the fields.

They donated their time, equipment and materials to rake, topsoil and seed the area damaged.

School Superintendent Maureen VanBuren said, "It is a tribute to the sense of community spirit in Fort Ann. The vandal/s that did the damage to the field and throughout the community are certainly the exception to the generally strong supportive community culture as demonstrated by the businesses and individuals on Sunday."

The district says the fields should be ready for use in a couple of weeks.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is reviewing surveillance video to try to determine who might be responsible for destroying the fields. Anyone with information is asked to please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 747-4623.

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