The beautiful holiday decorations came down from the light posts Saturday morning as members from the Sierra Madre Rotary Club including Kris Poulsen, Dan Alle, Rob Stockly, Jeff Porter, Walt and Nancy Poser, SMPD Chief Marilyn Diaz, and family members helped with the clean up work along Baldwin Ave and Sierra Madre Blvd.
All the garlands and red bows would be saved for another year. Chris Alle was determined to earn some community service hours which are required by St. Francis High School so he held the ladders and hauled the boxes up the street during the early morning hours.
For a community of 10,000 residents, Kersting Court put on a traditional creche scene and displayed Christmas trees for the past month. Most of the residents were able to enjoy the festivities and shop among the local merchants who call Sierra Madre home. As visitors and residents will attest, this small town is very reminiscent of a "Bedford Falls" community where neighbors see each other regularly and the shopkeepers know you by name.