by, 10-23-2007 at 06:43 PM (1817 Views)
You know it's really sad sometimes, you spend time thinking of new ideas, time and money creating those ideas and bringing them into being! You know in your heart, that it's not the money or time that counts when you do this, you do it to bring the smiles to children's faces, your not doing this for yourself. I've been decorating my yard now for 11 years, I've had my share of minor vandalism as I believe we all have. But this is the first year that I've had a major theft. Last night after I went to bed, the center piece of my display,(a 6 foot tall static prop I built), "The Demon Priest," was stolen.
Now like I said in the above paragraph, I don't do this for myself, I do this for the children that trick or treat at my house, we've become known as the "Scarey House" with the kids in our town. The saddest part is that there is some thought on the part of the police in town, that it may be some of the older children in the area behind this theft, as there were several break in's in to cars in the area the same night and some people noticed children carrying something "bulky"
I don't harbor any illusions of getting the prop back before halloween, so now I'm faced with what am I going to do about my display, I change it every year, and spend half of my off season planning it out, and the other half building it, now the center piece of the whole thing is gone, there's a big hole where the demon priest is supposed to be sacrificing a victom. Maybe I'll just take the whole thing down for this year.