Erin Smith|Bladen Journal
A rather whimsical sign was spotted recently outside the Bay Tree Lakes Fire Department on N.C. 41 East. The sign pays homoage to the dreaded ‘holiday creep’ that many retailers are falling prey to each year. Halloween items now start hitting store shelves in August, while Christmas items start peeking out here and there in September. The sign’s phrase tries to embody all of the major events remaining in the year.