Local Clubs Help Schools

Posted: December 14, 2012 at 4:57 a.m.

There were 21 trees standing in the Optimist Club of Rogers Christmas tree lot Thursday afternoon.

At A Glance

Tree Lot

The Optimist Club sells Christmas tree every year from the day after Thanksgiving until sellout. This year they started with 260 Frasier, Noble and Douglas firs. Sales can vary with the weather, but the club usually makes between $2,000 and $4,000 a year, said Mike Rooney, Optimist Club secretary and vice president. That money, paired with money from a golf tournament and a chicken cook fund children’s programs like scholarships, Shop with a Cop and other gifts that benefit area students.

Source: Staff Report

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