By Roxanne McKnight
Residents of Point Enterprise found the bell of their historic community church knocked off its display stand near the building and lying on the ground Sunday morning, May 15, and they would like to know who did it.
Point Enterprise Community Association President Helen Matthews said she believes someone attempted to steal the bell but found it too heavy.
“The bell weighs too much to lift and was still attached with bolts to the old frame,” Matthews said.
Some early-rising residents found the bell, and since Point Enterprise has no police department, Matthews reported the vandalism to the Sheriff’s Office.
The bell itself appears undamaged, but the cast iron stand that held it, believed to be as old as the bell, was broken in one corner, she said.