Kiwanis Christmas trees ready for sale

Nov 27, 2012
The Kiwanis Club of Rockland has kicked off its annual Christmas Tree sale with the delivery of the first batch of fresh-cut Maine balsam firs. With a plan to sell up to 650 trees before Christmas Eve weekend, the Maverick Street Plaza sales lot in Rockland will be staffed seven days a week, from morning through the early hours of darkness.

Rockland — The annual Kiwanis Christmas Tree sale has begun, with a large variety of sizes available at the Maverick Street Plaza in Rockland. With a plan to sell up to 650 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 a.m. on weekends and 11 a.m. 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: 6-to-8-foot trees are $30; 8-to-12 foot are $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.

According to Kiwanis president Amy Pease of Union, the annual Christmas tree sale is the heritage project for the Rockland community service organization. Pease said that the local group has been selling Christmas trees since the 1950s, and is one of the largest Kiwanis fundraising events of the year.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Gordon Page | Nov 28, 2012 11:56

When one buys a Christmas tree from the Kiwanis Club, the proceeds accumulate in a fund that goes toward scholarships for graduating high school seniors who reside in Knox County.  $13,500 in scholarships was awarded in 2012.

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