Norfolk Lions Hold Annual Christmas Tree Sale
The Norfolk Lions Club’s annual Christmas Tree Sale is in full swing. Located in the lot next to Dunkin’ on Main Street in downtown Norfolk, the sale is open from 3 to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends until the trees sell out. Shop early for best selection!
The Lions accept cash and checks only, and will trim the bottom of the tree, wrap it, and secure it to a car. (Pickup trucks are encouraged.)
Tree selections include Balsam and Fraser Firs, as well as the popular Silver Firs, which look almost like the Fraser Firs but have the aroma of the Balsam Firs. The trees come from northern Maine and are fresh and beautiful. It takes 10 to 12 years of growing time and professional care to bring a Christmas tree to harvest.
There will also be a selection of wreaths, as well as tree bags and tree life preservative to promote needle retention and help keep the tree fresh.
This annual event is one of the Lions Club’s most important fundraisers and a great opportunity for the Lions to connect with so many members of the community during the holidays.
All of the proceeds from the sales of the trees go right back into the Norfolk community and to various Lions charities. “Monies that the Lions generate go to seed such research as blindness prevention, diabetes prevention and numerous other causes,” says Brian Hamlin, this year’s President and King Lion.
Also on site is a collection bin for Coats for Kids. Coats in good condition for men, women, and children will be dry-cleaned courtesy of Anton’s Cleaners and then distributed to needy area families.
The Lions will also accept non-perishable food donations for the Norfolk Food Pantry at the tree sale.
“Your contributions to the Norfolk Food Pantry are much appreciated at this time of year,” said Paul Terrio, co-chairman of the Christmas Tree Sale.
The Boy Scouts of Norfolk will be offering a tree pick up service after the holidays. Scouts will pick up your tree at any home in Norfolk and bring it to the transfer station for recycling. The fee for this service is $15 ($5 for senior citizens). Register for this service on-line at https://rebrand.ly/Troop80Trees2023. Trees will be collected on the morning of January 7, 2023, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Boy Scouts will also be on-site at the lot during tree sales to answer questions and hand out information flyers with all the details.