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Today’s Most Entitled Westporter Is NOT A Driver!

However, he had to get in his car to earn this sleazeball award.

An alert — and legitimately ticked-off — “06880” reader reports: “some jerk dumped not 1, but 2 Christmas trees in front of our house.”

The reader — who is in great shape physically, but nonetheless one year shy of his 80th birthday — adds: “Anyone who was too lazy to take trees to the town brush center, or too stupid to call the Boy Scouts for free pickup, is really a slob.”

He’s too kind. I’d have used much harsher words.

O Christmas Tree … Go Christmas Tree!

Boy Scouts are supposed to do a “good turn” daily.

It’s hard to imagine a better one than what they’ve got planned for Saturday, January 10.

Troop 39 of Westport will pick up your Christmas tree. That once beautiful, now dying and needle-dropping symbol of last month’s holiday cheer can be disposed of with one simple mouse click.

To register for this much-needed service, click here. Then place your tree by your mailbox by 6:30 a.m. on Saturday — yeah, you do have to move it that far yourself — and tape an envelope with your donation to your front door.

The suggested donation is $20 per tree. I’m sure the scouts would not refuse higher amounts.

The Boy Scouts are well known for “good turns” like helping little old ladies across streets. Bush league. In Westport, they help little old ladies — and strapping young men — dispose of big old Christmas trees.

Troop 39 in action.

Troop 39 in action.

 

O Christmas Tree…

On the 2nd day of 2011, we turn our thoughts to…2010 Christmas trees.

If you face the annual dilemma — what to do with that once beautiful, now dying and needle-dropping symbol of last month’s holiday cheer — help is at hand.

This Saturday (Jan. 8), Boy Scout Troop 39 will pick up your tree.  They don’t say what they’ll do with it after hauling it away, but who cares?

To register for this much-needed service, click here.  The tree should be placed by your mailbox by 6:30 Saturday morning.

Tape an envelope with a check (“Boy Scout Troop 39” ) to your front door.

Cash is okay too.  The Scouts are definitely walking the talk of their 1st law: trust.

The suggested donation is $15 per tree, though I’m sure the scouts would not refuse higher amounts.

The Boy Scouts are well known for helping little old ladies across streets.  In Westport, we thank them for helping little old ladies — and strapping young men — dispose of big old Christmas trees.