Family Devastated After Vandals Destroy Christmas Display

By: Cynthia Ibarra Email
By: Cynthia Ibarra Email

The Tuttle family spent days putting up lights and Christmas decorations around their home in the Meadowthorpe subdivision in Lexington, but last week vandals damaged much of their display.

A snow globe and snow man, each costing about one hundred dollars a piece, were destroyed, but the wooden Santa and sleigh they broke was worth much more. Mary Tuttle tells 27 NEWSFIRST that her sister made the decoration before she passed away.

The Tuttle's have won best Christmas display, a couple years in a row donating prize money to the Animal Humane Society. They say they are no longer a part of this years competition and say this is the fourth time their display has been vandalized in the past three years.

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  • by K Location: bath co. on Dec 5, 2007 at 12:35 PM
    Birdbath, landscaping, Christmas decorations... whatever it is, it is all the same. It is something that belongs to somebody else and has been destroyed by others. Knowing that somebody has been on your property and purposely damaged something leaves you with a horrible feeling in your gut. You wonder, "what will they do next?" I will never understand how some people get "happiness" at the expense of hurting others. To top it off, these people have donated their winnings to a good cause in the past. The world needs more people like that.
  • by Christmas Spirit Location: KY on Dec 5, 2007 at 11:07 AM
    I can't believe someone would bring up idol worship and golden calves. It's people like that who give the rest of us Christians a bad name. I hope that whoever is responsible for this vandalism is found and punished. Trespassing is illegal, and I truly believe you don't come onto someone's property unless invited. We've had problems in our neighborhood with kids running through front and back yards and cutting through gardens causing mischief. It's frustrating, and a concern when you consider that you are liable for anything that happens to someone on your property.
  • by DA Location: Kentucky on Dec 5, 2007 at 09:37 AM
    Of course there is going to be this "ballyhoo" at this time of year. Regardless of what anyone else believes, it was wrong and a crime. Doesn't matter what connotations it has, it was still their property. Also it was their beliefs represented and they have the right to that same as anyone else. You can teach your children how Santa has been incorporated into the Christmas and also teach them the REAL reason behind Christmas. Doesn't take a whole lot of effort and it certainly doesn't involve bashing someone in a comments section.
  • by SR Location: Lexington on Dec 5, 2007 at 09:15 AM
    Bart -- If you don't believe in Christmas then go back to where you came from!
  • by The real Bart Location: Springfield on Dec 5, 2007 at 05:15 AM
    Hey Bart my shorts!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 5, 2007 at 05:12 AM
    Bart... why be such a GRINCH!? just because people and especially children love the lights and santas doesn't mean they WORSHIP them or are ignorant to love of GOD.
  • by abomonable snowman Location: lexington on Dec 4, 2007 at 10:19 PM
    Query, Meadowthorpe is the area of Lexington, shaped like a peice of pie, roughly bordered by W. Main st, New Circle rd. and the Norfolk Southern railroad. It's still pretty sad though, no matter where it happened, and I hope the culprit(s) pay. Hey Bart, Thanks for reminding me!That calf of mine is drinking from the birdbath I made out of two old rims (they don't match, but hardly anybody notices) and an upside down hubcap from a '49 Nash. It looks pretty good between the plastic rose bushes and foam rubber rocks I scrounged from the dumpster behind Big Lots (I still can NOT believe they threw them out). I thought about using an old windsheild washer pump and a peice of garden hose to turn it into a fountain, but the wife thinks that would look tacky.
  • by Earwig Location: Prestonsburg on Dec 4, 2007 at 09:22 PM
    Oh, bah humbug Bart!!!
  • by Judy Location: Harrodsburg on Dec 4, 2007 at 05:26 PM
    Bart you are so crazy, grow up. It is very sad that this happened and that people out there can be so childish, it is probably someone who competes in the same contest and wants to win for once, and they are just sore losers. To this family I can feel your pain, my sister passed away several years ago and I cherish so many small things that were hers and things that she gave to me, to have someone take that from me would be so heartbreaking. Of course those that have no heart such as some people from Harrodsburg, they would never understand. At least these low lifes can not strip the memories you have of your sister.
  • by Kelley Location: Lexington on Dec 4, 2007 at 01:17 PM
    Bart, I can't help that you are some type of ??? It's not the point that they destroyed a Christmas display--it's the point that they came onto MY PARENTS property and destroyed something that did not belong to them. I would make a big deal if it was a nice landscape too--just to claify that for ya. It's not an idol--it's something for kids of all ages to enjoy. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
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