The naturals have arrived. Len Lippa and Wilf Sweeney display two of the natural Christmas trees. The shipment from the east Kootenays arrived Monday.

The naturals have arrived. Len Lippa and Wilf Sweeney display two of the natural Christmas trees. The shipment from the east Kootenays arrived Monday.

Rotary club tree sale

The Castlegar Rotary Club started its annual Christmas tree fundraiser on Nov. 29 at the Castlegar Community Complex.

  • Dec. 4, 2014 10:00 a.m.

This Christmas, how would you like something that isn’t made of plastic, and isn’t made in China? How about a Christmas tree grown right here in the Kootenays?

The Castlegar Rotary Club started its annual Christmas tree fundraiser on Nov. 29 at the Castlegar Community Complex.

The selling of Christmas trees has been a tradition for the club for more than 40 years. This year they have over 500 trees for sale, many of which were locally grown near Slocan Park.

The club is proud that they have always offered Canadian grown trees. As always, all proceeds from the sale go to Rotary community projects — this year towards the Celgar Pavillion project at Millennium Park.

There are natural as well as cultured trees for sale. The cultured trees are a mix of various varieties of fir as well as some blue spruce.

 

Sales take place Monday to Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.