Volunteers Attack Graffiti Around Springfield
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - There's a lot less graffiti to be seen on homes and businesses around Springfield after volunteers spent a day eradicating some of the vandalism.
KOLR-TV reports that Saturday's campaign was organized by the Community Partnership of the Ozarks. The volunteers came from organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, and some businesses donated their time and resources as well.
Some graffiti was covered up with paint. Some was removed by personnel from Midwest Dustless Blasting, whose co-owner, Quinn Martin, said he took part because graffiti is "just not pleasant to look at."
Springfield Leather Co. was among the beneficiaries of the free service. Operations manager Rusty Darnell said getting some graffiti removed from a brick wall made him feel as though he lives in "a pretty good community."