Christmas traditions continue at The Club for Boys tree sale
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The 42nd annual Christmas Tree Project has returned at The Club for Boys in Rapid City.
Nine varieties of trees are awaiting purchase and pickup from their new families, and all processes go to the club. It’s more than just a fundraiser though, it’s a tradition for many families all over the Black Hills, and helps to put the boys and South Dakotans in the holiday spirit.
Mark Kline, Assistant Executive Director with The Club for Boys, talked about how meaningful the event is for the boys and community.
“This is a jobs training program for our boys as well, so they get a schedule, they have to show up on time, and learn customer service skills,” he explains. “People who come to buy a tree, they get to see where their money goes directly.”
The trees range in size and price, and people flock from all over the state to take their pick of the pines.
They usually sell about 1,500 trees per season, but like many other items, there’s a bit of a shortage this year, so it’s better to go sooner rather than later.