The Talbot Optimist have kicked off their annual Christmas tree sales. Freshly cut trees can be purchased from the tree lot on the grounds of The Easton Family YMCA located at 202 Peach Blossom Lane in Easton. The tree lot is open for sales during the week from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Talbot Optimist members are on hand to assist you in choosing Frazer Firs or Douglas Firs ranging from 6 to 9 feet tall. Optimist members are also selling fresh decorated wreaths and fresh pine roping.
The annual Christmas tree sale is one of the major fundraisers for the Talbot Optimist during the year. Proceeds benefit youth programs in Talbot County. “We are proud to say that 100% of our fundraising efforts go toward the youth of Talbot County,” said Talbot Optimist President Rick VanEmburgh. “Talbot Optimist have raised several hundred thousand dollars toward youth programs of Talbot County since its’ formation 15 years ago.” Many youth from various organizations also volunteer to help the Optimist with sales throughout the holiday season.