Jaycees Raise Funds for Community with Annual Christmas Tree Sale

Posted on: November 12th, 2018 by jaycees

The Palatine Jaycees will be hosting their 59th annual Christmas Tree Sale in the Palatine Park District Aquatic Center parking lot this holiday season to raise funds to help individuals and groups throughout the Palatine area.

The sale will run from Friday, November 23th through Sunday, December 16th. November 23th, the day after Thanksgiving, the tree lot will be open from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM. During the rest of the sale, hours will be from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Fridays, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Saturdays and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sundays. The Aquatic Center parking lot is located on Palatine Road just west of Northwest Highway behind the Walgreens at 340 East Palatine Road.

“This is my favorite season and being able to chair this project is a lot of fun,” said Bart Hickman, one of the project co-chairs. “We will be offering a variety of fresh-cut, long and short needle trees, wreaths and garland at special pricing. Shoppers can choose from our selection of Scotch Pine, Blue Spruce, Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir and Fraser Fir in a variety of sizes at competitive prices.”

As an added feature to the sale, the Jaycees will again be sponsoring Santa’s Mailbox. Children will be able to mail a letter to Santa from a special mailbox on the Christmas tree lot. Santa will respond to any letter dropped in the box before December 9th. Please be sure to include a return address on your envelope so Santa knows where to send his replies.

“We pride ourselves on customer service,” said Valerie Kinney, project co-chair. “We provide a variety of extra services for our customers. Baling is available to make transporting your tree easier. We also are one of the few lots left that offer drilling services for specialized tree stands.”

“Our Christmas Tree Sale has always been one of my favorite projects,” said co-chair Brett Simonis. “We get to share the Holiday spirit with our neighbors. Then, the proceeds from the sale allow the Palatine Jaycees to continue give back to the community.”

Every year, the Palatine Jaycees conduct numerous programs to serve the Palatine area and raise money to support community grants, scholarships, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, fireworks and entertainment for the Fourth of July Hometown Fest celebration, holiday giving programs and more.

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