SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A nearly 100-year-old tree that was damaged in superstorm Sandy has found a new home to help spread some holiday cheer.
The tree was leaning towards their neighbor’s house and seemed to be in danger of falling.
The Diakou family decided to donate the tree to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston after it was cut down.
“I think the thing I go back to is how nice it is to make so many people happy by donating a tree. I’m a regular person, I’m not a millionaire, I don’t have the power to make people happy,” Debbie Diakou said.
The family of five was in Boston for the tree lighting.
“It was stunning. It was really very beautifully done. There was like thousands and thousands of people there enjoying the tree, which is something you don’t even really think about when you donate something like that,” Diakou told Hall. “Someone got engaged next to the tree.”
The tree was lit last month.
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