Volunteers rebuild park after it’s ravaged by thieves

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Volunteers have come together to rebuild Arington Little League Park.

Last year, thieves ravaged this local sports complex twice and got away with $70,000 worth of electrical equipment.

This morning, volunteers from Miller Electric Company and the I-B-E-W Local Union 177 are hard at work repairing the electrical service and distribution system.

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Miller Electronic Company tells Action News Jax the thieves were targeting the baseball field for its copper, which the company is replacing for free.

“It’s really nice for us to use copper instead of aluminum wire, but it has a downfall of being really expensive, so with the rise in metal, the price of copper has increase, and the price of wire has increased,” said Miller Electric Company project manager Lynn Brennan when asked about the current project.

Once power is fully restored, the goal is to get the neighborhood kids back out and playing on the baseball field by the spring.