Live Christmas trees are on their way to Kodiak. In fact, weather permitting, they are scheduled to arrive on today’s Samson Barge.
For more than two decades, the local Kiwanis organization has provided live trees and assorted greenery for sale for the holidays.
Kiwanis member Chris Lund says more than 300 fir trees are coming in on this coming Samson barge and they expect to begin selling them on Friday.
Trees range in price from about 40 to 75 dollars depending on species and height. Generally speaking, Douglas fir is the cheapest, Grand firs cost more, and Noble Fir cost the most.
Lund says trees will be sold same place as last year-the World Wide Movers building on Bartell-formerly known as the State Trooper building.
— (((Xmas Trees 1 :23 secs "Our plan..depends on manpower.")))
As usual, this year’s sales will support local projects including the High School Key Club and the annual Kid’s Salmon Derby:
— (((Xmas Trees 2 :17 sec "A lot of it…various smaller projects.")))
Kiwanis member Chris Lund who says the room at World Wide Movers sure smells good this time of year.
Kiwanis Christmas Trees Projected Open for Sales (depends on availability of workers)
World Wide Movers at 111 Bartell (the old State Trooper Building).
This weekend Dec 3 to 5:
Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
Then Thursdays 5:30 to 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.
Plus the weekend hours as above.