It’s time to start thinking about buying this year’s Christmas tree at the Sunbury Lions Club Tree Sale on the north side of the Village Square, where tree shoppers can select from over 300 trees, all reasonably priced from $35 to $75.
As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to buy local where your dollars go for a worthy cause, helping friends and neighbors during these uncertain times; and, as always, profits from the Sunbury Lions Christmas Tree Sale go to Big Walnut Friends Who Share.
The Lions will start selling Christmas trees this coming Saturday, November 26, at 9 a.m., so stop at the Lions shelter on the square for a chat with a friendly Lion and select a tree.
Available for purchase will be seven-to-eight-foot white pines for $35, six-to-nine-foot Canaan firs for $45, and ten-to-twelve-foot Canaan firs for $75.
“Canaan firs have become a very popular Christmas tree in recent years, because their needles are soft and do not drop nearly as quickly as other tree varieties,” said Lion Doug Dawson.
Lions Club members will be available to help with tree purchases on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and on weekdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Can’t get there when the Lions are open for business? No problem — all trees are tagged. Select a tree, pay at Molly’s Flowers or Marla Evans Insurance Agency on Sunbury Square.
All proceeds from the Sunbury Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale are donated to various charities, with the Lion’s Share of the profits are earmarked for Big Walnut Friends Who Share — a local material support program for families in need of food, clothing, furniture, appliances, and other household items.
Also benefiting from the tree sale are Big Walnut school programs such as the marching band, high school students in need of college scholarships, and youth sporting organizations.
“One hundred percent of this and all other Lion’s fundraising proceeds are returned to the community, mostly, at the local level,” Dawson said. “Operating expenses for Lions Clubs are paid out of membership dues.
“The Sunbury Lions Club is actively seeking new club members,” Dawson added.
For more information about the Sunbury Lions Club visit < sunburylionsclubofohio.org >; for more information on the Big Walnut Friends Who Share visit < bigwalnutfriendswhoshare.org >.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.