Volunteers and construction workers were shocked on April 28 to discover that a window had been stolen from an addition to Gleaners Too on Eighth Avenue.
The window, which had been installed, was removed between 9 p.m. April 27 and 4 a.m. April 28, then apparently hoisted over the fence on the Pine Street side of the Creston Valley Gleaners Society property.
“I’m perturbed, to say the least,” said maintenance manager George Goulder.
The custom window was 68 inches by 48 inches, and worth $1,200. It has since been replaced with a smaller window that added $1,000 to the expansion budget.
Nearly 100 volunteers spent 29,000 hours in 2010 volunteering at the Gleaners secondhand stores on Canyon Street and Eighth Avenue, which resulted in more than $100,000 in donations to the community.
The window’s loss, said Goulder, doesn’t just hurt the Gleaners society, but the many groups to which it donates.
“This is all for the good of Creston,” said Goulder.