(NECN) -- A 30-year holiday tradition in a small New Hampshire town is in jeopardy, but people who live and work in Exeter are doing everything they can to make sure downtown isn't dark for Christmas.

"It's magical," said Kathy Lemerise, who owns a downtown gift shop called Trend's. "Very Norman Rockwell."

For the last three decades, Lemerise could look out her storefront windows and see a glowing downtown Exeter.

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