Akron Church Damaged by Vandals

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AKRON — Members of the New Hope Christian Fellowship Church are cleaning up after someone vandalized the inside overnight.

Church members gathered Saturday night to decorate the church for Christmas. Pastor Todd Tackett and his wife Becky arrived Sunday morning for service to find that someone had broken into the building. The suspect removed video screens and used a flag pole to pry a television off the wall.

Pastor Tackett says the church received food donations for an upcoming carnival and the items were missing from the refrigerator Sunday morning. A church nativity scene was also damaged.

The pastor cancelled Sunday morning’s services but decided to hold a special service in the evening.

Becky Tackett and her husband say they are overwhelmed at the number of people who have reached out and are supporting the church at this time.

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