Farm’s new town ownership rules out lit cross

A cross that has been lit at Happy Acres farm in Sherman for many years is now dark since the town took ownership of the farm (Photo: Danbury News-Times)

SHERMAN, Conn. (AP) — A Christmas cross that shined for years on the silo at a farm has gone dark now that the Sherman farm is town-owned and officials want to avoid religious messages.

The News-Times reports that some residents are angry and have installed on their roofs crosses that they’ve lit for Christmas. One homeowner, Gary Albert, says he believes as many as 25 crosses, including his own, have been put on roofs.

He questions how the town can put up a Christmas tree and decorations at Town Hall while not lighting the cross at the Happy Acres farm.

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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

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