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Christmas thief

To the Editor:

Every Christmas, our Lakewood neighbor puts up a brilliant seasonal display of light and color, as 30,000 bulbs light up his house and every tree and bush. Ten large blow-ups of Santa and winter themes adorn his yard.

So many carloads of families drive by to admire this spectacular scene that my neighbor now puts out a box for food and monetary donations to be given to the food pantry. In the past, he has collected about 300 pounds of food and $300 in cash in one season.

On Nov. 30, someone stole several of these decorations. Really? A Christmas thief! We hope after reading this article, the Christmas thief will return the items, quietly in the dark of night, just as they were stolen. No questions asked.

Jack and Ann Wall

Crystal Lake

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