To the grinches who stole Christmas:
I was appalled to read that a decision was made to discontinue the Christmas tree on the Cenotaph triangle.
This tree is a long-standing tradition for both Picton and the County. For me, it is a Christmas tree that I delight seeing when shopping at the nearby grocery and thrift stores. It is a sight that I warmly enjoy.
For others, it is a special Christmas tree for the soldiers commemorated on the Cenotaph stones.
To suddenly be told that this tree is disrespectful to those courageous people is nothing less than outrageous.
Choosing a tree (albeit live) at the back of the Shire Hall parkette—where it will be seen far fewer times—is a very poor decision indeed.
Why was this decision made so quickly when so many other serious County issues linger in limbo?