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B’ville Optimists annual tree sale fundraiser underway

Eagle candidate gives back

Sam Stone and his volunteers refurbish the Baldwinsville Optimists Christmas Tree Sale hut.

Sam Stone and his volunteers refurbish the Baldwinsville Optimists Christmas Tree Sale hut.

— While Stone has not yet received his Eagle award, he is eagerly anticipating the distinction.

“I think that being an Eagle Scout is the highest honor that can be given to a youth,” he said. “It is about being a leader and giving back to your community.”

The Optimists Christmas Tree Sale is held from 3 to 9 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tree Lot Chairpersons Paul Hunt and Jim Johnson said the trees are New York State grown and suggest customers shop early for the perfect tree because they “look awfully good this year.”

Boy Scout Troop 119 and Cub Scout Troop 289 will help the Optimists set up the lot the first weekend of the sale and Boy Scout Troop 80 will help Optimists carry trees for buyers the second weekend of the sale.

"The Baldwinsville community has supported our fund raising efforts in the past," said Optimist president Joyce Ramseyer, "and we are confident they will this year also."

The Baldwinsville Optimist Club is a youth and community oriented service club that sponsors and supports various activities in the Baldwinsville area including Halloween window painting day, foul shooting contest, senior ice cream socials, scholarships, boy and girl scouts, little league and more. For more information, visit baldwinsvilleoptimistclub.org (note the link to the Optimist Facebook page where customers are invited to post pictures of their decorated trees).

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