Following Piano Theft, Norwood Residents Say 'You Can't Take Away Our Hope' (VIDEO)
| June 30, 2011
Norwood residents young and old helped paint the new community piano in Oval Park. (Photos by Rachel Sander)
Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval Park and a number of helpful local residents gathered today in the park to paint the recently-donated piano that will replace
the Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano that was stolen earlier this week.
It remains a mystery who took the piano and how they were able to remove the hulking instrument from the park, but the Norwood community is celebrating today and once again feeling hopeful. More than two dozen kids and adults chipped in to give the piano a bright new paint job. (See video at the bottom of this story.)
“It's really incredible, because even though this was such a bad and depressing story, within 24 hours, the community came together to help fix it,” Ralph Martell said.
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