Girl Scouts' project destroyed in hit-and-run

May 19, 2019 12:55 PM

MIDDLE GROVE-- Blessing boxes are almost like a 24/7 food pantry made to help feed those in need. Designed by two fourteen year old girls, they were shocked after discovering the box was shattered one morning. 

The blessing box used to stand at the Middle Grove United Methodist Church... but now there are just tire marks. 

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Avery Welch and Katrina Larsen are Girl Scouts members who were working on the boxes for months. They collected donations for materials and worked weekends and after school to complete them. 

"We really wanted to help people around and we were trying to think of the problems in the community."

The box was hit Thursday night. Saratoga police told church members a witness saw it happen and says the car was a silver Jeep. 

Lisa Biss is the girls' advisor on the project. She says deputies believe the hit may have been intentional. 

"It's disappointing because it was a lot of work. You know, a lot of work and effort", she said.

Now that the word is out about the boxes, they're hoping more people will help step up to stock them. 


Jacquie Slater

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