CHINA, Maine — Members of a 200-year-old church in China have been angered and saddened by vandalism to church property.
Parishioners at the China Baptist Church arriving for services Sunday morning found that the lawn of the church's park on China Lake had been torn up by a vehicle, leaving muddy ruts, stripped of grass.
The small park, across from the church, is a popular place for children and families to swim and picnic. The church owns the land but allows the general public to use the park.
The church, founded in 1801, also holds baptisms at the park.