Last week, just prior to the Springdale Frontier Days Pro- West Rodeo on July 21-22, persons unknown vandalized the Springdale Rodeo grounds.
The perimeter fencing was torn down and all of the picnic tables were placed in the center of the arena and smashed. The Crow’s Nest was damaged and the vandals attempted to break into a shed on the premises.
Fire District No. 1 Fire Chief Mike Bucy and Springdale Chamber of Commerce President Lela Taylor put out the word for volunteers and approximately 65 citizens responded to clean up and make repairs before the scheduled event. Baldwin Lumber in Loon Lake and Diamond Building Supply in Deer Park provided all the materials to make the necessary repairs and agreed to be paid later.
According to Heather Seagle, President of the Springdale Frontier Days Association, the insurance policy did not cover the cost of the repairs as the damage didn’t occur during an actual event. Seagle estimated the damage to be in excess of $2,000.
If anyone would like to donate to the Association, you can send your donations to P.O. Box 86, Springdale, WA 99173.
Submitted by Mike Brunson
In This Photo: Here are some of the many volunteers who donated their time to repair and cleanup the Springdale rodeo grounds in response to recent vandalism that happened just days before the annual Springdale Frontier Days held on July 21-22. Mike Brunson photo