Words: Ashley Berry
It’s that time of year again! Centennial High School’s annual Christmas Tree Sale is coming up. Sales will take place every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sales start on Saturday, Nov. 29 and end on Sunday, Dec. 21.
Members of the Boosters and the high school’s sports teams who sign up to help will be selling Christmas Trees, wreaths, and garland. The Boosters have bought 15 small, 80 medium, and 80 large beautiful fresh cut Fraser Firs, the same number as last year, and are hoping to sell them all. They also have bought 20-25 feet of white pine garland and 24 wreaths. A small tree, around 3-4 feet, with a stand is being sold for $30.00; a medium sized tree, around 6-7 feet, is being sold for $55.00; and a large tree, around 7-8 feet, is being sold for $65.00.
This fundraiser is held every year to raise money for after school clubs and sports. A portion of the profits go straight to the sports teams and clubs who help with the sale, and the rest of the profits go to the Boosters who use the money to support other sports, activities, and clubs. There is a senior citizen discount of 20% off the total purchase and all fees are payable by cash, check, or credit card.
David Eads, the president of the Centennial Boosters, said, ” The Christmas Tree Sale is important for the Centennial community because it is a time when a son or daughter can spend time with their mom or dad to help raise money to fund the extracurricular activities at Centennial High School. It is a fun event that I look forward to every year.”