2018-12-07 / Community

Annual Rotary tree sale begins

The South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club received its second truckload of Christmas trees and wreaths Saturday, Dec. 1 and will continue to sell them at Mill Creek Park in South Portland. The club has ordered more than 2,200 balsam trees and almost 500 wreaths this year from G&S Nursies in Bangor.

This is the 56th consecutive year for the club’s annual fundraiser.

Each year since 1962, the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club has sold Christmas trees to raise money for community charitable causes.

“We are continuing our Club’s 50-year tradition of raising money for charity, and with our biggest tree and wreath sale ever,” said tree sale Chairman David Lourie. “Come again to have the same fun as when your parents or grandparents brought you to pick out our quality trees and supported our efforts to improve the quality of life in our area by supporting our many charitable endeavors, and around the world by completing the eradication of polio, and promoting peace and understanding. If you are new to South Portland-Cape Elizabeth area, or if you missed us in the past, start a new family tradition by having fun and helping us to help others at the same time.”

Because of demand in past seasons, Rotary trees will continue to be primarily in the 6-8 foot range. There will also be more in the 5-6 foot and table top categories. Prices will be the same as last year at $25 to $65 and wreaths are $12 and $14.

Club officials note that trees sold out last year more than a week before Christmas Day. It is anticipated that a third truckload of smaller trees will arrive a week later and all trees will be on the lot by the South Portland Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 7.

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