Since Memorial Day, vandals have damaged at least five sculptures on display in downtown Naperville this summer as part of a United Way fundraiser. Signs are stolen from some and parts are snapped off of others.
Keep in mind these sculptures are raffled off at the end of the summer and are a major source of revenue for the Naperville United Way, a benevolent organization that does good throughout the community.
So, what's going on here? Bored youth, ignorant of the purpose of these sculptures? Drunk, young adults, stumbling out of Naperville watering holes in the wee hours and grabbing onto sculptures to steady themselves and having frog tongues snap off in their hands?
Has the idea of displaying and auctioning sculptures run its course? Is it time for United Way to come up with some other idea to raise funds? Some concept less prone to vandalism?