MCLEOD, N.D. – A church and schoolhouse museum are cleaning up a mess after overnight vandalism in McLeod. It caused a charity breakfast and church service to be canceled.
Bethany Lutheran Church had a piano and 100-year-old picture splattered with paint. A sound system and pastor stoles were also taken.
At the McLeod Museum Complex, a window was broken, shirts were stolen and supplies for a fundraiser breakfast were eaten.
The vandals did leave a note saying, "Thanks for the pancakes." it was signed "2009."
The annual Cowboy Up Ride Against Cancer is held there, and every year participants take part in the fundraiser, which benefits the museum.
"I just can't believe it. I just, I don't even understand it. I think the part that hurt me the most was how much they took away from the town of McLeod who has opened their arms to us," Lori Zabel said.
Cowboy Up participants have put together a $1,500 reward for information leading to the vandals.
If you have any details, you're asked to call the Ransom County Sheriff's Office at 701-683-5255.