WATCH: Holiday Brook Farm Rebuilds Hay Bales After Arson
The story of the arson at Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton that destroyed hay bales displaying an endorsement of the Biden-Harris campaign made national news. It was reported on by USA Today and the Washington Post among other notable publications.
Locally and nationally, social media reacted to the story with overwhelming support for the farm. The story could have ended there, but the farm did not want the narrative to end on that note. So they decided to rebuild their hay bale billboard, except this time it was bigger and better.
Check out the time-lapse video below.
The Back Story: On Friday, October 9 the Dalton Police and Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 6:42 pm along route 9 in Dalton on the Holiday Brook Farm property, where the owners had recently painted hay bales to show support for the Biden/Harris Presidential Campaign. When first responders arrived, the message was fully engulfed in the blaze.
As a result of the investigation conducted, police arrested Lonnie Durfee,49, of Dalton in connection to the arson. He has been charged with burning personal property and will be arraigned Tuesday, October 13th at Central Berkshire District Court.