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Senseless act affects many


I am writing to express my extreme disappointment and disgust with the individual or individuals responsible for taking the baby Jesus from my nativity scene on 7th Avenue, next to Health Care Plus in Polson. On Monday, Dec. 21, our lights were stolen.

This is our first year in Polson, but the ninth year that we've put on a large scale light display. It takes us a full day to put up the lights. We do it because we love it, and they are loved by so many other people. We have had many people comment on how much they enjoy our lights, yet some thief felt the need to steel our joy, and other's joy as well.

My three children were incredibly disappointed by the senseless act of whoever stole our lights. Our two boys finally joined our family this past June, after a two-year adoption process. This is our first Christmas together, yet someone felt the need to steal from children who owned absolutely nothing six months ago.

I've already begun looking for a replacement for the nativity, but since the blow-molded decorations are not being made anymore, a replacement is difficult to locate, and it's expensive.

I ask that whoever stole my baby Jesus, be touched with the Christmas spirit and right the wrong that you've created by returning my decoration to my house.

Tifanni Watkins


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