December 8, 2012

Giving tree stolen in Limerick

The Christmas tree bearing tags requesting gifts for needy children is taken from the Limerick Supermarket.

By Beth Quimby
Staff Writer

Someone took the giving tree at the Limerick Supermarket on Route 11 Friday night.

Assistant Store manager Esther Weymouth said the theft was captured on film by a surveillance camera at about 11:30 p.m. when a young man backed up to the tree in a light-colored late-model SUV that had a missing tail light and carried a passenger.

“He threw it up on his car and drove off,” said Weymouth.

The giving tree is a tradition at the store. The staff places a fir decorated with names and gift requests from needy children in Limerick, Newfield and Parsonfield. Donors take a name tag and buy the gift, which is distributed to the child.

“If you needed a tree fine, but we need the tags so we can fill the wishes of those kids, “ said Weymouth.

The York County Sheriff’s department is investigating. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the store at 793-4335.

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