• 52°

Pumpkin thieves do far more than play prank

I would like to take the time to express my concern in the fast-approaching fall season. Many citizens of Ironton purchased beautiful fall decorations for their yards, displayed for all to enjoy.

When these things are stolen, it is not only disheartening but also brings to light the inconsideration of others.

My 6-year-old daughter’s 70-pound pumpkin was stolen off of our porch on Walnut Street and she was absolutely devastated. She planted the seeds herself in her papaw’s garden and was so pleased when she was able to bring it home. She had planned on carving it for the Halloween season and now has no pumpkin to carve thanks to the selfishness of others.

Whether it was taken out of spite or just plain fun, we would have greatly appreciated its safe return home. What would seem to be a harmless act to one turns out to be very hurtful to another.

Nancy Friend, Ironton