Wilshire Rotary Club’s tree lot ‘is a family tradition’

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Let the decking of the halls begin! From now until Sun., Dec. 23, Wilshire Rotary Club will sell fresh-cut noble and Douglas firs straight from Five Star Trees located near Salem, Oregon. Delivered several times a week, the trees, ranging in size from tabletop to 10-feet tall, can be found at the empty lot at 568 N. Larchmont Blvd across from Page Private School.

In addition to trees, you will also find an array of wreaths, garlands and other holiday decor.

ROTARIAN Mike Corets volunteered at last year’s tree lot.

Alyssa Gillen, the mother of seven-year-old twins at St. Brendan School, considers tree shopping at Rotary’s lot “a family tradition.”

“Their trees are always so fresh, and they get new ones every week, so if you don’t find the perfect tree, you can go back. Also, they are so good with the kids.  They’re so welcoming and they know how special the holiday is… they even have hot chocolate!”

This year, Rotary is teaming up with L. A. Police Dept. and “Operation Shoes from Santa.”  An LAPD squad car will be at the tree lot on Sun., Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. to collect new shoes, which will be distributed at the Olympic Division on Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the tree sales support Rotary’s community service, including literacy programs, international projects and student scholarships.
For more information, visit wilshirerotary.org.

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