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November 17, 2011
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Optimist Christmas Trees: Get and#8217;em fresh!

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 to us 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 Saturday, Nov. 26 and will conclude Friday, Dec. 23 (or once the last tree is sold).

This tree lot is manned by Truckee Optimist Club members, youth from local schools, groups 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 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, 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.

“With last winter’s wet weather, the quality of this year’s trees should be exceptional,” said Norm Nicholls, Optimist Club publicity chair. “We thank the community in advance for their loyal support of our Christmas Tree lot and the youth of our community who benefit from the proceeds.”

Lot hours are Nov. 26 through Dec. 1, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 2 through Dec. 23, the tree lot will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information www.truckeeoptimist.com or call 530-559-1466.

— Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com


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