One of the major fundraisers for our Kiwanis club is the annual Christmas tree sale. It starts every year right after Thanksgiving and goes until the trees are gone – usually about 3 weeks, they tell me. Two Sundays ago the trees were delivered.
Look at that truck – that’s a lot of trees. 776, to be exactly. How do I know? Because I counted them as they were unloaded. That sounds simple but let me tell you – when there are 5 guys up there unloading they start coming off fast and furious and it’s hard to keep track!
The stands all get set out and the trees are priced and put in place until the stands are full. Then as trees are sold the stands are refilled.
Last Sunday Dale and I showed up to work our first 4 hour shift selling trees. He and the other men did the lugging. I did the collecting of the money.
It was a pleasure to be there last week. It was a mild and sunny day. Plus, the trees are beautiful and it smells soooo good.
At the end of our shift we had sold 25 trees – including one for our house! I’ve never bought a tree this early and we won’t be setting it up for at least another week or two, but it was a beauty and I couldn’t resist. Not to mention that the selection is primo at this point.
We go back for another 4 hour shift this Sunday and I have to say, I’m really looking forward to it.