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November 21, 2012

Scouts to sell Christmas trees

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.

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