A 10-year-old Easter tradition has been threatened by thieves.
Every year, Easter Street in Centre Twp., Berks Co., goes all out for the holiday, but now the man who started it all is thinking about throwing in the towel after some of his decorations were stolen.
Easter comes alive every year along the street. Easter eggs are strung along the road, and outside Rick Goho's home you can find bunnies, carrots and all the colors of spring littered across his lawn.
"I mean, it's Easter Street. We decorate for Easter," said Goho, who began the tradition 10 years ago.
Every year, Goho sets out more than 1,000 Easter eggs up and down Easter Street, which he said has attracted a lot of attention.
"There will be van loads of people and they'll be going nice and slow looking at everything, and if we're out here they will stop and talk," Goho said.
Unfortunately, this year the street has been hit by thieves. You won't see any eggs hanging on the trees for about a quarter-mile. According to Goho, all of them have been taken down, and neighbors saw it happen.
"They were out Wednesday on their way back, and they seen eggs floating down the creek and they heard some girls laughing, and when they got up around the corner they seen the girls who were trashing the place," said Goho.
Now, many of the eggs are sitting off the road. Some are cracked, others are buried under the brush.
It takes Goho about three days to decorate the street, but now with his hard work destroyed, he's not sure if he will do it again.
"It comes to the point I don't want to do nothing for nobody anymore if it's going to keep getting destroyed," he said. "What's the sense?"
It's a tradition trashed and now hanging in the balance.
Anyone with information about the case can call Crime Alert Berks County. The toll-free number is 877-373-9913.