Teens cover up graffiti

By: Alyssa Fenske Email
By: Alyssa Fenske Email

LA CROSSE, Wis (WEAU)- Teens in La Crosse are taking a stand against graffiti in their community.

This afternoon about twenty-five teens from the boys and girls club of greater La Crosse walked down the great river trail to the highway sixteen overpass.

That’s where they grabbed paint rollers and covered up graffiti in the area.

Interim Chief of police Robert Abraham helped out the kids and says that this activity is meant to give the kids a sense of community.

“It gives them pride, and also maybe helps them pass it along if they see other kids doing this kind of thing that its not the right thing to do," said Abraham.

This event is part of the boys and girls club’s play program.

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  • by Julius Zsako Location: United States on Jul 19, 2012 at 09:26 PM
    Thank you for cleaning up the graffiti vandalism. As noted at www.DefacingAmerica.com, graffiti vandalism costs us $12 billion in property damages each year.
  • by Chris on Jul 19, 2012 at 04:54 PM
    This is what we need more of. COMMUNITY! Do something for me and I will do something for you. It makes for a much better city when you know your neighbors care about you. I commend these kids for doing great things.
  • by Teri Location: Eau Claire on Jul 19, 2012 at 04:20 PM
    NICE JOB!! It's so nice to hear our kids doing this. After all, it's your town! This made my day!
  • by ponylady on Jul 19, 2012 at 04:07 PM
    Good for these young people. We need to hear more about the good things they do, not just the terrible things. Thank you for doing what you did here.
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