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Boy Scouts Begin Christmas Tree Sales

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Tree farms are not the only place to get the family pine. A local Boy Scout troop goes into business every year to brighten the holidays with its annual tree sale.

Boys and their scout leaders from Troop 19 set up at 1050 East Avenue every year. Scouts help you make a selection, trim it, wrap it up, and load it on your car.

The Tay House Troop sale began in 1951. The troop is named after the troop's historic cabin home in Cobbs Hill Park.

It's the troop's biggest annual fundraiser, which pays for a lot of activities the boys do as scouts.

"We sell right up until December 24," said Brendan Cook, senior leader of recruitment for Troop 19. "This year, we hope to sell out. Last year, we had a couple of trees we had to kick to the curb, but most years, it's under 10 that we have to kick to the curb."

The trees are all grown in New York State. Hours run as follows until the trees are sold out.

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sundays: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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