By Sarah Richardson
With the first week of December comes not only colder weather, but the annual Lewisburg Lion’s Club fundraising Christmas Tree Sale. The popular event is not only a great way to support the club, but the perfect place to snag a beautiful tree for the holiday season. Ranging from six feet to nine-and-half feet tall, the trees were freshly cut just earlier this week.
“Last year I think we had them all sold in seven days,” said Lewisburg Lion’s Club President Chuck Lewis. “It’s all volunteer, so all the funds go right back into the community or our international programs. We recycle glasses, and the glasses that come in go to the glasses recycling center in Roanoke. They check the calibration on them, and you can’t give them away in the United States, so mission groups take them overseas- approximately 40,000 pairs every year… It’s really a neat system. It’s amazing what you can go with what people donate.”
When the stand opened on Tuesday, they had roughly 270 trees, but they are going fast! They will be open for business from 12 noon to roughly 8 p.m. at their location on R219 next to MedExpress every day until they sell out.