By Steven Aldrich
Each holiday season, Boy Scout Troop 358 of Zionsville runs a Christmas tree sale at Lions Park to raise money for annual activities and gear. The sale has been so successful the troop has added a second location in Whitestown at the Municipal Complex, 6210 S. 700 E.
“The troop recognizes the growth in the town of Whitestown, where many of our boys live,” said Mark Pishon, troop fundraising chair. “We wanted to give families who live in the I-65 corridor another option closer to their homes.”
As long as the new location proves to be a financial success for the scouts and the town gives the OK, the troop plans to return to Whitestown next year.
Trees will be available at both sites until the lots are sold out. Orders may also be made online at troop358.biz with the option to pick up a tree at either lot or select home delivery.
Scouts ranging from ages 11 to 18 will man the lots and be ready to prepare and trim trees to customer specifications. In addition to trees, the scouts also offer wreaths, sprays, LED lights, hangers and indoor decorations.
Once the holidays are over, the Scouts will help recycle the trees. This service costs $15 and is available by signing up online or at the lots.
“If you put your tree on your curb by 9 a.m. the first Saturday of the New Year, we will pick it up and recycle it,” Pishon said. “Most of the trees become mulch. The troop will recycle any Christmas tree regardless of where it was purchased.”
The Christmas tree lots will be open:
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays
Noon to 6 p.m. Sundays
Tree delivery is offered in the following Zip codes: 46052, 46071, 46075, 46077, 46102, 46147, 46074, 46032, 46260, 46268, 46278 and 46254.