Two hundred and fifty balsam fir and spruce trees arrived in Kemptville last week and have been on sale since Friday, December 1. They will continue to be available at the Ferguson Forest Centre until December 23, or while supplies last. “We will probably sell out before then,” says Lions Club representative Terry Restoule.
Terry says the Lions Club used to get their trees directly from the Ferguson Forest Centre, but in recent years they have not had enough to meet demand. “This year we are sourcing them from a place in Peterborough,” Terry says.
The Christmas Tree sale is the Lions Club’s largest fundraiser of the year. Money raised will be going to support local Lions Club initiatives and help pay for their 60th anniversary celebration in April. The event will be held on April 28, 2018, at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, and will include dinner and presentations.
Trees of all shapes and sizes are available for $40 each. The Lions Club encourages people in the community to come out and find their perfect tree, weekdays from 10am-5pm and weekends from 9am-5pm. “It’s a great way to give back to the community and also get your Christmas tree,” Terry says. To organize pick-up outside of these hours, or for more information, you can contact fundraiser organizers Grant Leeder at 613-258-2858, or Bob Sentner at 613-258-3840.
The Kemptville Lions Club has been an active member of the community since its inception in 1958, and has supported causes like the Kemptville District Hospital, North Grenville Public Library, Kemptville Youth Centre, the Service Council, and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. The Lions are always open to new members who want the opportunity to give back to the community and take part in the many Lions Club activities that are organized every year. To learn more about joining the Lions, you can contact Bob or Grant at the numbers above.