LONDONDERRY — It’s an annual post-holiday event that fires up a lot of community spirit.
Londonderry Boy Scout Troop 521 will once again help welcome the new year with the annual tree bonfire, collecting Christmas trees, piling them on a big heap and then lighting a fire to keep those attending warm and firing up a lot of community goodwill.
The bonfire is Saturday, Jan. 8, at Mack’s Apples farmstead and parking lot area on Mammoth Road. People can begin dropped off their trees at 9 a.m., continuing throughout the day until the fire is officially lit at dusk.
Londonderry and surrounding town residents can retire their trees for a donation, then be part of the annual burn.
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.
Troop 521 is one of the longest, continually chartered organizations in the state, and all support is welcome, organizers say. All proceeds and donations support the troop, its missions, community projects and other Scout activities.