NORTH FORK – The North Fork Scout Troop 357’s annual Christmas Tree Sale will begin on Saturday, Dec. 7. Due to the lateness of Thanksgiving this year, the sale is off to a later start than usual, and everyone is encouraged to come early for best selection.
Fresh, locally grown, red fir (silver tip) trees in a variety of sizes have been gathered by scouts from Troop 357, their families and generous community members.
There will be about 400 trees, some up to 15 ft. tall, available for holiday decorating, at just $2.75 per foot, including tax.
Tree sales will begin at 9 a.m. on the 7th and continue daily until sold out. The lot, located behind the library in North Fork, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, and 3:30 to 5 p.m. on weekdays. For best selection, come within the first 10 days.
“The oldest photos I have found of Scouts selling trees in North Fork date back to the 1940s,” says Scoutmaster Dave Smith, who has headed up the Christmas Tree project for nearly 40 years. “We are selling to the grandchildren and great grandchildren of past customers.”
Proceeds from the sale of trees are used to help fund all the Scouting units in North Fork, including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts. This is an important fundraiser for the Scouts, and everyone’s opportunity to support them while finding just the perfect tree for the holidays.
If you need more information about the sale or about Scouting, please call Dave Smith at 559-877-2186.