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Preferred Automotive Group writes check to pay for Fantasy of Lights vandalism

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21)-- We reported on Monday that thousands of dollars worth of damage that was done by two teenage vandals at the Fantasy of Lights.

READ MOREVandals create thousands of dollars worth of damage at Fantasy of Lights

Executive Director of Blue Jacket, Tony Hudson, told WPTA it would cause a bit of a financial hit, creating a bit of frustration.

Tuesday, Hudson learned that the owner of Preferred Automotive Group, Jay Leonard, is donating $2,000 to Blue Jacket to help cover the repair costs.

"We found out that it was extensive and they were going to have to take care of it. I just felt like there was no reason for such a charitable organization to have to dig into their coffer to take care of this. The community has done so much for us, it's the least we could do for them," said Leonard.

Leonard, and his son Jake, met with Hudson and Donnell Miller, a Blue Jacket board member to tell them the news Tuesday afternoon. 

They also told them that Preferred Automotive plans to have their own sponsored display at Fantasy of Lights in 2018.

"I'm looking forward to it. I don't know what design we're going to do, but hopefully it's pretty neat," said Jake Leonard.

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