, Derry, New Hampshire

January 9, 2014

Hundreds of trees light up the night

Boy Scouts collect hundreds of trees for bonfire

Derry News

---- — LONDONDERRY — The 19th annual Boy Scout Christmas tree bonfire may inspire some residents to get those holiday decorations down early.

For nearly two decades, Londonderry Boy Scout Troop 521 has collected discarded Christmas trees for a huge bonfire at Mack’s Apples.

People could not only get rid of the tree, now likely dropping needles faster than snowflakes, but could also stick around for the event.

It was a cold night Saturday, but the massive pile of trees offered a spectacular sight on the first Saturday night of January. The bonfire also offered those standing by a fair amount of heat.

The Scouts collected trees all day, an estimated 300 of them, and accepted cash donations for their efforts.

The annual event started as Drew MacCulloch’s Eagle Scout project. His dad, David MacCulloch watched Saturday night.