Optimist Christmas Trees | Get ’em while they’re fresh! | SierraSun.com

Optimist Christmas Trees | Get ’em while they’re fresh!

Courtesy William C. JohnsonOn Nov. 18 and 19, members of the Truckee Optimist club cut about 200 fir trees on Forest Service land above Webber Lake for sale in Truckee. The Forest Service generously allows the Optimist Club members to cut the trees as a way to support the club and help thin the forest, lessening the danger of wild fires.

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee Optimist Club will once again be selling Christmas Trees this holiday season. There will be a very nice selection of locally cut Red Fir, as well as Noble and Grand Fir trees shipped from growers in Oregon.

The tree lot will be in its usual location at the Truckee Crossroads Shopping Center at the corner of Highway 89 and Deerfield Drive. Tree sales will begin on Sunday, Nov. 25 and will conclude on Sunday, Dec. 23 (or once the last tree is sold).

This tree lot is manned by Truckee Optimist Club members, youth from local schools, youth groups, 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 nearly $50,000 which goes directly to major scholarships, youth activities (both educational and recreation) and grants for Truckee youth programs.

Recipients of Optimist Club donations include, but are not limited to: High school athletic teams, band, cheerleaders, drama club, Project Graduation, year book, major scholarships to graduating seniors; elementary and middle school programs including monies to support field trips (i.e. Pigeon Point, Sagehen and Woodleaf), TEMPO music program, team and community programs; community youth activities including, KidZone Museum, Arts for the Schools; and community athletic programs including youth basketball, AYSO Soccer, Little League baseball, Buddy Werner ski and snowboard program, girls softball, Truckee Youth Football, Rec Department basketball, TNT Explosion, and more.

“The Truckee Optimist Club has been selling Christmas Trees since the late 1970s,” said Norm Justesen Optimist Club Christmas Tree chair. “We thank the community in advance for their loyal support of our Christmas Tree lot and the youth of our community that benefit from the proceeds.”

Fro more information about the lot and hours of operation visit http://www.truckeeoptimist.com or call 530-559-1466.

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