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Palatine Jaycees open holiday tree sale Nov. 29

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The Palatine Jaycees will be hosting their 56th annual Christmas Tree Sale in the Palatine Park District Aquatic Center parking lot this holiday season to raise funds to help individuals and civic groups throughout the area.

The sale will run from Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 22. The tree lot, 340 E. Palatine Road, will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. From then on, the lot will be open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

"This is my favorite season and being able to chair this project is a special treat this year," said Steve Poduska, co-chair of the project. "We will be offering a variety of fresh-cut, long and short needle trees, wreaths and garland at special pricing. Shoppers can choose from our selection of Scotch pine, blue spruce, balsam fir, Douglas fir and Fraser fir in a variety of sizes at competitive prices."

As an added feature to the sale, the Jaycees will be sponsoring a Santa's Mailbox. Children will be able to mail a letter to Santa from a mailbox on the Christmas tree lot. Santa will respond to any letter dropped in the box before Dec. 15. Please include a return address on your envelope.

"Our Christmas Tree Sale has always been one of my favorite projects," said Arron McCurley, president of the Palatine Jaycees. "We get to share the holiday spirit with our neighbors. Then, the proceeds from the sale allow the Palatine Jaycees to continue our involvement in the community."

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