Downplayed displays

    Chester County Commissioners will decide tomorrow if private holiday displays should be allowed on the lawn of the courthouse.


    The three-member board will rule on whether the holiday displays should now be left to the county, though private and sponsored holiday displays have been allowed in the past.

    Should the resolution pass, the displays would “celebrate the traditions of the holidays, honor this nation’s traditions of liberty and freedom and the men and women of our armed forces who protect and defend those traditions, celebrate peace, and foster and promote commerce,” as the West Chester Daily Local reported.

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    County displays would include a military tribute, and more commercial holiday scenery like Santa, reindeer and snow. Though religious symbols like menorahs and creches would be allowed, restrictions would limit their prominence.

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