Boy Scout Troop No. 358 is at it again.
The local troop will sell Christmas trees and wreaths beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, in the Lions Park parking lot.
“We will have hundreds of trees for sale this year,” said Mark Pishon, committee chairman of Boy Scout Troop 358.
Pishon said the troop will sell Fraser firs, Douglas firs, Scotch pines and White pines anywhere from $45 to $100 depending on the size of the tree. All trees except the Douglas firs are Indiana grown. The Douglas firs are from Michigan.
“We had to get them from Michigan because of the drought we had in Indiana this summer,” he said.
Pishon said this is the largest fundraiser of the year for the troop and is something they have done each November and December for many years.
He said the boys learn how to work a sale and the money they raise goes back to the troop for its operating expenses, scholarships, summer-camp fees, neckerchiefs, scout books, equipment, prizes and awards.
“Scouts work three hour shifts and earn money for their time,” he said. “The money will go into a scout account, which will go directly towards scout activities.”
The troop will not only help wrap the tree in netting, but will also deliver to those that are unable to take the tree with them, Pishon said. The troop will also offer a tree recycle option. For $10 on Jan. 5, the troop will pick up the tree and dispose of it properly. The tree recycle program will be offered at the tree sale only. Money raised from the tree recycle goes to the troops high adventure activities such as Philmont Scout Ranch and Florida Sea Base trips.
“We offer this because some people don’t want to mess with the hassle, and we can pick up the trees and dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way,” Pishon said.
The tree lot opens at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23. They will be open until 9 p.m. Their hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Beginning on Monday, Nov. 26, their hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Their last day open is Dec. 21 or until they sell out.
“Last year, we sold out early,” he said. “The community is wonderful to us. They really support our fundraiser.”
Troop 358 is one of the largest troops in Indiana and in the nation. The Zionsville chapter has about 116 scouts. Visit www.troop358.com for more information.
Boy Scout Troop No. 358 is at it again.
- Local News
- Ford Road bridge to close about Aug. 1 Construction of a detour is nearly complete, and the Ford Road bridge over Eagle Creek will be closed on or about Aug. 1, Boone County Highway Superintendent Rick Carney said Monday, July 21.
- Library patrons learn about herb gardening There are more than 300 species of thyme, which has antiseptic properties and has had many uses throughout the ages, including rubbing it into the eyes to bring about visions of fairies. "Which I would imagine, if you grind herbs into your eyes, you'd be seeing fairies," quipped Amy Mullen, The Fraudulent Farmgirl blogger and lead designer at Spotts Garden Service in Indianapolis.
- Zionsville ranked No. 1 safe place in state An analysis by staff at the Movoto Real Estate Blog found that the safest city in Indiana is Zionsville.
- Whitestown to have commuter bus service Commuter bus service is coming to Whitestown through the Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority.
- Plan Commission recommends approval for downtown study The downtown parking study and market analysis is one approval away from being added to the town's comprehensive plan.
- Downtown plan outlines strategies, goals The town of Zionsville is about to have another tool to help market and shape the future of the Village. A draft of the downtown Zionsville market study and parking analysis was presented to the working group Tuesday morning, June 24. It outlines several strategies and goals to help make downtown Zionsville more economically viable. The plan comes after the town adopted a strategic plan for the southeast quadrant of Zionsville as well as a comprehensive plan for the town.
- Zionsville local is crowned Miss Boone County Rachel Miller of Zionsville was crowned 2014 Miss Boone County 4-H Fair on Sunday, July 13. The 2013 Miss Boone County, Kate Emmert, was at the Witham Health Services Pavilion on the 4-H Fairgrounds to pass off her crown to Miller.
- Work set to begin on summer projects The Zionsville Community Schools Board of Trustees, at it's Monday, July 14, meeting, approved all summer construction projects and purchases for the corporation.
ZFD Knocks Down Fire
The Zionsville Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 7880 Circle Drive around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday night, July 9.
VIDEO: Fourth of July celebration fills Lions Park
Residents swarmed into Lions Park for Zionsville's Fourth of July celebration. The event included a watermelon eating contest, food, a kids area with inflatables, music, and of course, fireworks.
- More Local News Headlines