Trees are available at the Club for Boys for their Christmas Tree Project
It’s that time of year again, and the tree lot is open for families to pick out the perfect tree for the holidays for the 43rd Annual Christmas Tree Project at the Club for Boys.
It’s one of the club’s major fundraisers every year, but it’s also part of the older boys’ Job Education Program.
“We actually have 20 that volunteer to be Christmas tree sellers and part of that is to learn to be on time and follow a schedule and help customers and so all those things are wound up into what we’re trying to do here as well,” said Club for Boys Assistant Executive Director Mark Kline. “Our kids, a lot of them do this just because they like working with people and, you know, they get a little money. Some of the tip money, they all share that, split that up. It gives them a little Christmas money. So it’s a big thing for them.”
Take a look at these photos of the Christmas tree project!
With 11 varieties of trees, there’s many options for the perfect tree this Christmas. Some of the varieties include:
- Grand Fir
- White Pine
- Black Hills Spruce
- Ponderosa Pine
If you buy one of the really tall trees like 10 feet and up, the cost is $175. But the smaller the tree, the smaller the cost like $7 or $8 a foot. Some trees like Ponderosa Pine are cheaper than that.
Annually, the club sells over 1,600 trees to community members and long-time supporters of the project and all of the proceeds go to help the kids who are at the club every day of the year.
The Club for Boys also received some help from Lloyd Companies again this year, helping to unload the trees.
“The Club for Boys is an amazing organization,” said Lloyd Companies Property Manager Sam Wylie. “We’ve been really fortunate to partner with them on a few different occasions and then really any volunteer opportunity that we can help serve the community. We love that.”
There are two different locations to pick up trees at the Club for Boys at 320 N. 4th Street and the thrift store at 960 Campbell Street.
The Club for Boys is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The thrift store is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.