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Fairy Village on Grace vandalized, reported as trash

Jean McDaniel writes in with word that “the Fairy Village [28th and Grace] was vandalized last night. Someone stomped on (and broke) figurines, fences, a “Faerie Garden” sign and took away moss.”

Earlier in the day, an anonymous poster submitted the corner display to SeeClickFix as a “Trash/Bulk Pick-ups” request, saying “There has been junk on this corner for years. They call it the “Fairy Garden” but it is really just a bunch of trash.Please remove immdeiately it makes the whole block look junky!!”

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Julie Oliver
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Julie Oliver

Awful 🙁

David O'Fathaigh
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David O'Fathaigh

That’s a damn shame.

KLH
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KLH

This is the saddest news! Not only was this a tribute to a beautiful soul and longtime Church Hill community builder, it is also one of those special delights that contribute to the charm of this neighborhood. Small memorials speak volumes of the social adhesion of a community. I’m very sad to see this.

Dan Rooney
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Dan Rooney

The fairy garden is awesome!

Kathleen Sanders
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Kathleen Sanders

Oh, no, you did not! No one messes with the Fairy Garden!

Clay St.
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Clay St.

What a dick move! I loved discovering the fairy garden for the first time when I moved to the neighborhood. Hopefully the fairy gardeners know that 99.9% of people enjoyed it.

Mandy Troy Anderson
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Mandy Troy Anderson

So sad!

Claire Anderson Cerri
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Claire Anderson Cerri

This is awful!

Mike Buschmeier
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Mike Buschmeier

Next time, the complainant should report him/herself as trash and do us all a favor.

Jujubee
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Jujubee

Who would do that? What would happen if we all agreed to put a little something there to build it back up?

Tracy H
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Tracy H

This is such shocking news! My children and I love the fairy garden. We intentionally walk by it everytime we are out, and leave wildflowers for the gnomes. If someone doesn’t like it, they can cross the street and look at something else – but don’t ruin it for the hundreds (literally…hundreds) who enjoy it.

Christian Briggs
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Christian Briggs

🙁

Tracy Masuck Haines
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Tracy Masuck Haines

We love the fairy garden! I’m horrified that some grouch has taken it upon themselves to ruin something that so many enjoy!

Lesley Johnson
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Lesley Johnson

Love the fairy garden. Fairy revenge is fierce. Be afraid perpetrators. #bewarned

KFO
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KFO

Sandy’s Plants in Mechanicsville has fairy garden furniture (and a whole bunch of perennial plants) for sale if anyone wants to pick up refurbishments.

Kathleen Sanders
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Kathleen Sanders

Fairy revenge!! Love it! I sure hope this person is caught by law enforcement first.

Victoria McGovern
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Victoria McGovern

That Fairy Garden is one of the reasons I wanted to live in Church Hill. What’s wrong with people around here? Too many of them living on “SeeClickFix” they checked out of reality.

JewelofPrussia
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JewelofPrussia

That’s a shame the Fairy Garden is like a little piece of magic. I agree we should all pick up a little something and rebuild!

Victoria McGovern
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Victoria McGovern

And someone recently stole our birdbath from the front yard.

Alicia 'Vyborny' Svensen
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Alicia 'Vyborny' Svensen

jerks. I loved seeing the additions every time i walked by. I suspect we’ll see more dumb vandalism now that summer is in full swing

Stuart Hoskins
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Stuart Hoskins

That is ridiculous and sad. It is one of the highlights on walks with my daughter.

Curt Fritts
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Curt Fritts

#rebuildfairyvillage

Eva Tiner
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Eva Tiner

This is why we can’t have nice things.

If “anonymous” wanted to clean up trash, why didn’t they walk east or north a few blocks and clean up a park or a street block?

Jereme Yoho
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Jereme Yoho

So sad to see this.. We love the fair garden and it was one of the main things that made me fall in love with Church HIll. It is a neighborhood with such character, summarized in this miniature lovely setting. I say we all chip in and rebuild!

G.
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G.

Disheartened, disappointed…disbelief.

Sandi Lowery
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Sandi Lowery

🙁

Jane Roberts-Booth
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Jane Roberts-Booth

Well, from the report, it looks like one of your neighbours, as they seem offended that this “trash” ruins the neighbourhood. What an idiot, I always point out the fairy garden to my son whenever we pass by.A little whimsy in our modern world, how lovely and refreshing. I sincerely hope someone can repair the damage done?

Canvass for Cannabis
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Canvass for Cannabis

Save the fairies!

sandi
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sandi

🙁

lookis
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lookis

What makes someone be this kind of a-hole?

WarGibFA
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Really sad. :

RPDLtDan
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RT @chpn: Fairy Village on Grace vandalized, reported as trash http://t.co/loBjdKHBz0

Audrey Auyeung
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Audrey Auyeung

Oh no! It’s one of the things I always make myself run past by in the mornings!

Niko
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Niko

Love the fairy garden and this is a shame! Side note: Can we please not resort to name calling on this site. I know this is upsetting but we are better than this.

Emory Burgess Gunn
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Emory Burgess Gunn

Wow, someone’s an asshole. I live on Grace, and what I love most about Church Hill is that it’s relaxed and kind of whimsical. If you want to live somewhere with an HOA that monitors stuff like fairy gardens and whether your perfectly manicured lawn is the proper height I’m sure there’s somewhere over near Short Pump just waiting for you…..

Emory Burgess Gunn
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Emory Burgess Gunn

#rebuildfairyvillage

jean mcdaniel
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Your postings have cheered me up!!! There is no need to refurbish. I have glued the “Faire Garden” sign back together, and put it back, replaced the fence and broken figures and added new moss. I tend the fairy garden at least three to four times weekly. It is kept clean of weeds and trash and dog poop . Children like to put things in it and move things around. I pick broken glass out of it but otherwise do not disturb what and how stuff is placed. I don’t know why someone would be so petty but it speakes… Read more »

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Rebecca Metzler
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Rebecca Metzler

My grandson who lives in NC asks me to take him to see the Fairy Garden every time he comes to see me. This obviously stems from an adult who has forgotten to have a little magic in their life. There are hundreds of neglected tree wells to focus on.

Mike
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Mike

Just wonderful…this neighborhood is definitely changing. It used to be full of quirkiness, and now Someone has taken it upon themselves to make it generic and boring. Someone – please move away. Thanks.

Vanya Wright
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Vanya Wright

That is awful. What is wrong with people?

Mr. Neal
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Mr. Neal

It was quite a delight when a guest from Scotland and I had stumbled upon the Fairy Garden. I’m glad to hear the neighbors rallying to continue this delight. Thanks for the upkeep Jean M!!!

Bethany Biggs
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Bethany Biggs

Man what a bummer, my girls loved looking at it on our walks.

Karen Smith
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Mike Banks
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Linda Roberts Hayes
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Linda Roberts Hayes

What a jerk. I loved the fairy village when I lived in Church Hill. Part of my daily walks.

Bruce Hunroe
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Bruce Hunroe

This BS needs to stop. Lack of home training, regardless of the age.

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Brandon
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Brandon

I never knew about this spot this until now but I’m sure my niece would love it if I took her by here to see it sometime! Who ever did this was a complete jerk.