Thursday, December 7, 2006
The Wayland Boy Scout troop that had as many as 50 Christmas trees stolen over the weekend has been promised more than twice as many by local businesses and other Boy Scout troops feeling the holiday spirit.
Three Sudbury Boy Scout troops delivered 30 trees Tuesday and a police officer from Newburyport who has a family tree business brought another 40 yesterday. Spence Farms in Woburn, where the Wayland troop buys its trees, promised 25, as did Russell's Garden Center in Wayland.
Peter Bachman, the assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 1 Cochituate, said the boys know they are going to be selling a lot of trees this weekend.
"We're expecting quite a day on Saturday because of all the news we've been getting," he said.
He said as much as $5,000 has also been promised.
The trees were stolen from outside Community United Methodist Church, where they were stored. Police have no solid leads in the theft.
-- Kristen Green