Vandals Ruin Dollar Draft Night
The River, Monticello's private bar and restaurant,
recently cancelled Dollar Draft Night due to two
accounts of vandalism.
The Wednesday night special gave many students a chance to go out
and socialize in a town with a quiet nightlife.
University of Arkansas-Monticello student Tim Collier said, "Dollar
Draft Night has been a big part of UAM students' social
life for a while, and now that it has been cancelled,
there is even less for the students to do."
Greg Berryman, owner of The River, cancelled Dollar Draft Night the
third week of January after two consecutive weeks of
vandalism occurred on the restaurantís property.
"It's a shame many have to suffer because of the acts of a couple,"
said Tim Sanders, a regular customer at the River.
The perpetrators caused about $70 of damage to the new lights
lining the River's front walkway. The vandals also made
a hole in the men's bathroom larger.
While the River doesn't make a profit off the Dollar Draft special,
Berryman said he will consider offering the special
again if the vandals are reported or turn themselves in.
Berryman said he does not plan to press charges against the
vandals; he only wants to be compensated for the cost of
the damage to the lights. Contact Berryman at the River,
367-6135, with any information regarding the vandalism.
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