Special angel emblem stolen from church – Indiana, PA …
December 3, 2016 - storage organizer
It’s a deteriorate of giving.
So come on.
Could someone, please, only give it back?
Organizers of a It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Downtown Indiana reported that a aflame angel figure was taken from a yard during Christ Episcopal Church during Philadelphia and South Ninth streets this week.
The rector of a church, a Rev. Bill Geiger, pronounced he beheld it blank when he arrived about 8:30 a.m. Thursday and final remembered saying it someday Wednesday evening. It had been mounted beside a church, confronting South Ninth Street.
The 6-foot-tall angel emblem is one of a fixtures that stood some-more than 20 years in Blue Spruce Park for a Indiana County Festival of Lights, and is partial of a rescue and reconstruction of a lights in downtown Indiana for this new holiday deteriorate celebration.
Volunteers with a Wonderful Life Festival reported a burglary to Indiana Borough police, though they’re many meddlesome in only saying a angel behind in place.
“I’m only anticipating that someone only did it as an guileless thing and realizes now, what am we going to do with this?” pronounced festival organizer Jenny Rairigh.
“Anyone around here would commend it. We’re only anticipating someone would move it behind in operative order, good condition — no harm, no foul.”
She wondered about a blank tie a same approach Geiger wondered about a burglary of a coronet candelabra from a tabernacle inside a church several years ago.
It had small deliver value, Geiger said, and it had singular use.
But a candelabra reappeared during a church a few days after after a burglary was publicized. Someone forsaken it off during a side opening while Geiger distinguished a weekday morning use with parishioners.
It’s roughly a same with a aflame angel. Not most can be finished with it, other than to make it in a yard and light it adult to move yule fun to those who see it.
Like a candelabra, it has distant larger nauseating value than a cost of wires and bulbs.
Rairigh pronounced county parks officials told her a angel had been donated to a Festival of Lights by Vince and Beth Palilla, of Indiana, in memory of their son, Michael, who died of cancer during age 12 in 1991.
“That creates this doubly sad,” Rairigh said. “We refurbished this square so it would continue to be a partial of a collection and be displayed and enjoyed in a community.”
Again, Rairigh said, organizers will ask no questions if a angel is returned. Just dump it off during a church.
“But if we learn of it being used or sole or hidden, afterwards we will prosecute. This is not cool,” Rairigh said. “We wish to be means to do this now and in destiny years. We can’t only let it go.”
Geiger pronounced a church would acquire a return.
“If it’s recovered, we might buy some kind of an anchor to tie it to a belligerent and deter any serve possibility for a angel to fly off,” he said.
This is a initial year that a former Blue Spruce Park displays have been illuminated in downtown Indiana. The county Parks Trails Department dropped a Festival of Lights following Christmas 2014 since handling costs exceeded a income done from festival visitors, and a total sat in storage by 2015.
PHOTO: This angel, rewired for use as partial of a It’s a Wonderful Life festival, was stolen from a church during Ninth and Philadelphia streets. (Submitted photo)