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Going Green: Truckee Optimist Club donates tree sale proceeds to youth

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The Truckee Optimist Club is selling Christmas trees this holiday season with a nice selection of freshly cut Red Firs, Noble and Grand fir trees shipped from the cluband#8217;s grower in Oregon.

The lot will be in its usual location at the Crossroads Shopping Center at the corner of Highway 89 and Deerfield Drive. The Optimist Club wishes to thank Save-Mart for allowing them the use of their parking lot once again and encourage everyone to patronize the store in appreciation for their support of our local youth.

Tree sales will begin Saturday, Nov. 28 and conclude Tuesday, Dec. 23 (or once the last tree is sold). Visit http://www.truckeeoptimist.com.

The tree lot is manned by Truckee Optimist Club members, youth from schools and teams that benefit from the proceeds, and by other community volunteers.

All profits from the sales of the trees are included in the Truckee Optimist Club annual budget of more than $50,000 which goes directly to youth activities (both educational and recreational), scholarships and grants for Truckee youth.

Recipients of club donations include, but are not limited to: High school athletic teams, band, cheerleaders, drama club, project graduation, year book, and eight to 10 annual scholarships to graduating seniors; elementary and middle school programs including monies to support field trips, TEMPO music program, team and community programs; community youth activities including Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, KidZone Museum, Civil Air Patrol, Junior Horsemanand#8217;s Association, Arts for the Schools and community athletic programs including youth basketball, AYSO Soccer, little league baseball, Buddy Werner ski program, girls softball, recreation basketball, TNT Explosion, and more.

Please call (530) 559-1466 for information.

The Truckee Optimist Club and the Truckee youth thank you for your consideration in purchasing a beautiful tree.

and#8212;Truckee Optimist Club