Hundreds Of Plants Stolen From Beautification Project
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Several hundred plants meant for a city wide beautification project were stolen from a local church Friday night.
Church leaders said that the plants, donated by Metro Public Works, were going to be used as part of a ‘National Day of Action'. Nashville was chosen as one of ten cities spotlighted in the nationwide project. Other cities included were Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles; Cocoa, Fla.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Cobb County, Ga.; Hampton Roads, Va.; Houston, Texas; Shreveport, La.; and Philadelphia.
The project was sponsored by the Metro Beautification and Environment Commission (MBEC). Over 800 volunteers were schedule to arrive Saturday morning to clean up areas of town and plant the donated greenery.
The plants were taken from Mt. Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church on Franklin-Limestone Road around 8 p.m. on Friday. The stolen items, including several large fruit trees, were to be used as part of a community garden at the church.