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By Hilde Kate Lysiak
After four long years the famous Selinsgrove Christmas wreath has finally come down.
A day after the Orange Street News exclusively reported residents complaints that the old holiday wreath made the town look trashy, Isabella’s Restaurant on Market Street decided to finally remove the wreath from the front of its building.
The owners were not immediately available for comment.
The wreath had been hanging from that spot for at least forty eight months, according to residents.
At first when asked about the wreath, Vincent, who works at Bella’s Pizzeria, defended the holiday display.
“I really like Christmas?” he told the Orange Street News.
But after a reporter let him know that some people think that leaving a large Christmas wreath up in March made the town look trashy, Vincent said his wreath should be the least of Selinsgrove’s concerns.
“You know what I think looks trashy. I think its trashy to see all the for rent signs in Selinsgrove. Selinsgrove doesn’t clean up their trees and all the trees block up the signs from the businesses and no one can see the businesses,” Vincent, told the Orange Street News.
Many residents cheered the wreath’s removal, while others didn’t mind the decoration.
“Well god forbid if he didn’t take it down the town of Selinsgrove would just crumble and the world would come to an end,” one person sarcastically posted on the SNYDER COUNTY, PA ALERTS & HAPPENINGS Facebook Page. “I think I’m gonna go on wreath hanging spree haha.”