Some disciples of the Grinch are already at work to try to stop Christmas from coming.
The light switch hasn’t even been flipped on at the Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce's Festival of Lights, yet decorations, lights and extension cords have been stolen – twice.
Brent Fitzpatrick, the chamber’s executive director, said even decorations made by Futuristic Industries were stolen.
“There’s a lot of work that goes into those decorations and it just seems heartless at this time of year to be taking things that don’t belong to you,” he said.
The thefts happened Nov. 19 and the week before
The local RCMP have been alerted to the thefts and will puzzle and puzzle till their puzzlers are sore to solve the crime. Fitzpatrick asked Humboldt residents to help them out.
“If you’re driving by in the wee hours and if you see something around the campground, don’t be afraid to call authorities,” he said, adding later those that see any of the decorations floating around should also give the police or RCMP a call.
The thefts won’t stop the Festival of Lights from coming all of the same.
“It’s still an important thing for the holidays,” Fitzpatrick said. “You remember going with your parents, driving around looking at lights, I remember that. This is an important part of the holiday season and while we’re disappointed with the conduct of a few people, we still want to make this a great holiday season.”
The display will be turned on at the chamber’s campground Nov. 23 and will be there until the New Year.