The Kiwanis Club of Rockland has taken delivery of their first seasonal batch of fresh Maine-grown Christmas trees, and will be selling them every day until all are sold. With a plan to sell 650 trees, the local service club will replenish the supply each week through the third week of December. Sales began Nov. 27.

Kiwanis members have set up their sales area in the usual place at the Maverick Street Plaza in Rockland on the J. C. Penney side of the parking lot, with sales hours starting at 9 a.m. on weekends, and 11 a.m. on weekdays. Sales will continue 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: 6 to 8 feet, $30; and 8 to 10 feet, $45. A limited number of smaller trees will also be available.

Net proceeds from the sale of Kiwanis Christmas trees go back to supporting children in the Midcoast area with scholarships for graduating seniors of Regional School Unit 13, and funding for other special programs.

The Kiwanis Club of Rockland has been selling Christmas trees since the 1950’s and is recognized as the club’s heritage project, according to Kiwanis president Marjorie Kinney. According to Kinney, it is one of the largest fundraising events of the year for the Kiwanis Club.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. During the winter, the group meets every Monday for lunch at the Trackside Station restaurant in Rockland.

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