KIWANIS CHRISTMAS TREES READY FOR SALE
ROCKLAND – The annual Kiwanis Christmas Tree sale has begun, with a variety of sizes available at the Maverick Street Plaza, [J.C. Penney and Hannaford], in Rockland. With a plan to sell over 500 trees through the season, volunteers will staff the sales lot every day until all the trees are gone.
Hours of operation will begin at 9:00 AM on weekends, and 11:00 AM on weekdays, with sales continuing under the lights each night for those who enjoy the special experience of selecting a Christmas tree after dark.
Trees will be priced according to size: Trees; 6-8 ft., $30; and 8-12 ft., $45. A limited number of smaller trees will also be available.
Proceeds from the sale of Kiwanis Christmas trees are used to support the Kiwanis Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors who reside in Knox County; and for funding of other special programs.
The club awarded over $14,000 in scholarships in 2013, and an estimated quarter of a million dollars in scholarships have been distributed over the past sixty years.
According to Kiwanis president Katie Tarbox of Spruce Head, the annual Christmas Tree sale is the heritage project for the Rockland community service organization. Tarbox added that the local group has been selling Christmas trees since the 1950’s, and is one of the largest Kiwanis fundraising events of the year.
Winter meetings of the Kiwanis Club are held every Monday at noon at Archers On The Pier in Rockland.