LONDONDERRY — It's an annual post-holiday event that fires up a lot of community spirit.
Last Saturday, Londonderry Boy Scout Troop 521 collected Christmas trees, piled them up in a heap behind the Mack's Apples farm stand on Mammoth Road, then lit a fire to help keep those attending warm for a good cause.
The annual tree bonfire has been going on for more than 20 years, starting as an Eagle Scout project and now a way for local Scouts to support their troop and bring community together.
An almost constant stream of cars drove into the farm stand parking area to have their trees removed from the tops of cars or from the back of trucks. Then later in the day, many came out on a wet, chilly night to watch the fire burn on the hill near the farm market.