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Hill Cub Scouts Selling Christmas Trees All Weekend

by Andrea Swalec — December 5, 2014 at 12:25 pm 0

Tree sale (Photo courtesy of Cub Scout Pack 230)(Updated at 12:45 p.m.) Your Christmas tree purchase can help boys go to Cub Scout camp.

Cub Scout Pack 230, a troop for Capitol Hill boys in first through fifth grade, will sell fraser and balsam fir trees and seasonal wreathes this weekend at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation (212 E. Capitol St. NE).

Proceeds from the sale will go into a fund to help families of the 65-member troop pay for uniforms and camp next summer, assistant den leader Del Voss said.

“We really don’t want any child to not be able to participate because their family can’t afford to,” he said. “If you have kids and you want to get them involved in activities, it’s always a couple hundred bucks. This helps.”

The sale being held for the first time this year will run today (Friday) from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trees trucked in from North Carolina stand 5 to 9 feet tall and are “very uniform,” Voss said.

Photo courtesy of Cub Scout Pack 230

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