BANGOR – It’s a piano that brought joy to many people downtown Bangor this summer thanks to the founders of the Kindness Project.
But over the weekend, that piano was vandalized. This happened as the instrument was set to be donated.
The beloved piano placed in Pocket Park by the Kindness Project this summer in an effort to bring the joy and happiness that it ultimately brought to the community. And the owners of the Central Street Farmhouse agreed to dedicate space in the park for the piano.
But with winter approaching, the piano needed a winter home.
“Our plan was to donate it to the Lundy’s to thank them for letting us use the park. So Saturday it was going to be moved to the Lundy’s so we decided to post something Friday just to let people know that they could come down and play it for the last time.” Andrea Beaulieu, Founder, The Kindness Project
But their plan was disrupted when Beaulieu received a phone call Saturday morning, the day it was set to be donated.
“We received a message that the keys had been glued down so they couldn’t play it anymore.” Andrea Beaulieu, Founder, The Kindness Project
And while they say they are disappointed that the piano was destroyed, they believe it served it’s purpose during it’s time here.
“Ultimately i feel like it served it’s purpose and it was a great installation and we’re not going to let this take away from the memory of it, that it was a good thing.” Steve Gray, Founder, the Kindness Project/
“From this one negative thing that happened, there were hundreds of people who were able to enjoy it, so it’s really a positive story all said and done.” Zeth Lundy, Central Street Farmhouse
A new piano will be put back in the park again in the spring.