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December 18, 2013

Kiwanis nearing goal with annual Christmas Tree Sale

DUNCAN — Though there are still plenty of trees left in the lot, the Duncan Kiwanis Club has almost met their goal for the annual Christmas Tree Sale.

More than 300 trees have been sold and about $6,200 raised through the sale at Kiddieland inside Fuqua Park. Kiwanis volunteers have moved the trees to the outside of Kiddieland’s fence and place a donation box on the gate.

“We’ll put out what trees we have left at a discounted price,” said John Herdt, tree sale chairman. “We’re hoping to get up to $7,000, which is what we have budgeted.”

With about 75 trees left, payment of $10 a tree would get the organization to their goal, Herdt said. Using the honor system, those who get a tree from now until Christmas should drop their money through the slot on the door of the Kiwanis Hut on-site.

Though it’s getting close to Christmas, Kiwanis are hoping there is still some needs for trees.

“We still have a good selection,” he said. “There may be some people needing a tree.”

Kiwanis Christmas Tree sales have been going on in Duncan since about 1966 and the funds raised are always used for scholarships to students and the several agencies across Duncan the club supports.

A few of them are Youth Services, Gabriel’s House, Duncan Rescue Mission, Christians Concerned, Toy Shop, Women’s Haven, summer swimming lessons and Boy Scouts.

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