By Sarah Richardson
If you’ve been waiting to nab a tree from the Lewisburg Lion’s Club tree stand, you’d better hurry!
The ever-popular fundraiser has opened for the 2019 holiday season, but the trees are going fast. Freshly cut just days prior to transport, the Lions brought a large truckload of Frazier Fir and White Pine trees from the Blacksburg, VA area on Wednesday, Dec. 4, and opened up shop right away. Before their official business hours even started, multiple trees had left the lot. They are located at the Greenbrier Chevrolet dealership in Lewisburg.
Chuck Lewis, President of the Lewisburg Lion’s Club, says that the annual fundraiser has been a popular staple in the Greenbrier Valley for over 40 years. Lion John Richardson said he’s personally been working at the tree stand for the past 30 winters. Funds from the tree sales help support community and international organizations chosen by the Lion’s Club, including vision assistance, humanitarian aid, disaster relief, and support for those with childhood cancer.
Tree prices range from $50 for a 6-foot Frazier Fir, $55 for a 7-foot, $65 for an 8-foot, $75 for a 9-foot, and $85 for a 10-foot. White Pines go from $40 for a 6-foot up to $60 for a 10-foot. Lewis said that the Frazier Fir is their most popular tree, and the 7 and 8 foot trees tend to be sold out first.
“We normally sell out of trees completely,” said Richardson, “except maybe one or two White Pines. Our Fraziers sell out every year.” According to their Facebook page, only a few 10-foot Fraziers are left, get one while you still can!
The hours for the tree stand are Monday through Friday, 2 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m.