Boy Scouts Sell Christmas Trees to Fund Activities

Balsams, Grands, and Frasiers Available Without Price Increase

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Across the nation, reports are showing there is a shortage of Christmas trees available, but when it comes to our Local Boy Scouts' Troop 328, they say they have not felt the sting of the shortage.

Troop 328 sells three different types of Christmas trees: balsams, grands, and frasiers outside of the Schlotzsky's Deli's parking lot near Barnes & Noble.

With many concerns that the shortage would increase prices, Troop 328 says their prices remain the same as they have been in previous years.

Every year this troop has a Christmas tree sale as a way to help their Boy Scouts afford a variety of activities.

"We go camping, canoeing, and we do wintertime activities. We go cycling, hiking, we're a year around troop where we do activities every month", says Wendy Jones who's an Assistant Boy Scout Leader for Troop 328.

"This is our sole fundraiser in the year, so if you want to support the Boy Scouts, now's the time to come out", says Jeff Gumone, the father of two boy scouts who volunteers his time to help the troop.

Prices range from $55, $65, and even up to $80 depending on the size and type of Christmas tree. Along with s'mores and cocoa available, Troop 328 hopes to have all of their Christmas trees sold by December 9th.

Their hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday, Thursday, and Friday, along with being open on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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