Baldwinsville: Real trees, real convenience

This past Saturday, the Baldwinsville Optimist Club received hundreds of trees to sell at their annual Christmas Tree sale held in Baldwinsville.

"We received approximately 350 trees from several plantations all within an hours drive," said Optimist Ronald Rumpf.

The Optimist Club Christmas tree sale provides the community with easy access to six different varieties of real Christmas trees including White and Blue spruces and Frasier, Grand, Concolor and Douglas firs. The sale is designed to help sponsor Optimist programs such as the student of the month and the annual Halloween window painting event.

"A lot of our trees are purchased by people who know and support the good will the Optimists Club tries to send out throughout the year," Rumpf said of loyal supporters. "On a great year, we will almost sell them all."

Rumpf also added the sale was a bond forming experience for Optimist Club members, who each take a part in making the sale a success.

"All 55 club members participate," Rumpf said. "So, anyone from the mayor to the superintendent of schools may help you pick a tree out."

The Optimist Club Christmas tree sale is held daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 17 in the Eckerd's Drug Store parking lot next to Tri-County Mall on Downer Street.

Optimists Gary Stearns (center right) and Dave Frank show Kathy and Joe Dillman a tree at the Optimist Club Christmas tree sale.

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