Letter: All he had to do was ask
We, the Boscawen Fire Department, have a tradition where we erect a spruce tree at the junction of Routes 3 and 4 in Boscawen. We try to make it beautiful for the Christmas season. On Dec. 3 we put the new LED lights on our tree, and it looked really pretty. Hundreds of people going back and forth get to see and appreciate this tree.
Our tree was showing its colors at 9:30 last Monday night, but between that time and daylight our tree was violated! Someone stopped and stole 50 feet of our lights. To make matters worse, they also broke the bottom branches off the tree. We have replaced the lights, but it was very hard to make it as beautiful as it initially was.
We hope the person responsible really enjoys the free lights. If it makes his Christmas better, then maybe it was worth the effort. Had we been asked, we would have donated a string of lights so that our tree would have been spared the disgrace!
(The writer is the Boscawen fire chief.)