The Norfolk Lions Club is in full swing with its annual Christmas Tree Sale!! This month long event is one of the Lions Club’s most important fundraisers and a great opportunity for the Lions to connect with so many members of the community during the holiday period. Sales begin the day after Thanksgiving, on November 23, and continue until all trees are gone. We hope to see you down at the lot early for best selection. As has been its tradition in the past several years, the Norfolk Lions Christmas Tree Sale is located on the lot next to the Dunkin Donuts on Main Street in downtown Norfolk. We thank the owners of our local Dunkin Donuts for their continued support of the Norfolk Lions. Selling hours are weekdays from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM and weekends from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The Lions will be happy to trim the bottom of your tree, wrap it and secure it to your car, although pickup trucks are very much appreciated. We accept cash and checks to the Norfolk Lions Club; sorry no credit cards. Did you know that it takes 10 to 12 years of growing time and professional care to bring a Christmas tree to harvest? Our trees come from northern Maine and Canada, and they are fresh and beautiful! We have both Balsam and Fraser Fir trees, as well as some new hybrid trees which look almost like the Fraser Firs but have the aroma of the Balsam Firs. We also have a selection of wreaths, as well as tree bags and tree life preservative to promote needle retention and help keep your tree fresh. All of the proceeds from the sales of the trees go right back into the local Norfolk community and to various Lions charities. “Monies that the Lions generate go to seed such research as blindness prevention, diabetes prevention and numerous other causes”, says Kim Galvin, this year’s President and King Lion. This year we will have a collection bin at the tree lot for “Coats 4 Kids”. We will be collecting coats for men, women and children to be given to families in need in our community. Any and all coats in good condition are needed and all will be dry-cleaned courtesy of Anton’s Cleaners. We will also be collecting non-perishable food donations for the benefit of the Norfolk Food Pantry. Like many of us, the food pantry has been hit hard during these economic times and we would like to help out. Paul Terrio, co-chairman of the Christmas Tree Sale, further comments, “Your contributions to the Norfolk Food Pantry would be appreciated and could not come at a better time of year.” Again this year, the Boy Scouts of Norfolk will be offering a tree pick up service after the holidays. For $10, the Scouts will pick up a tree at any house in Norfolk and bring it to the transfer station for recycling. You can register for this service at the lot when you buy your tree. The Norfolk Lions Club currently has more than 110 men and women members and is growing! We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Norfolk Grange at 28 Rockwood Rd in Norfolk, MA. For more information or to get involved with the Norfolk Lions Club, please visit www.NorfolkMALions.org, or send email to email@example.com or talk to any Lions member you may know.