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Fairbanks Kiwanis Club prepares for annual tree sale

Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 4:19 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Starting November 27th, the Kiwanis Club of Fairbanks will be having its annual Christmas tree sale.

The event has taken place since 1959.

The club is comprised of adults from around the Interior, and promotes community service and civic engagement.

Trees will be available at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds. “I think it’s an experience, especially for kids, to walk into the building and to smell Christmas trees,” club President Van Lawrence said. “If you’re not in the Christmas spirit before you get there, you are when you get there

Prices range from $50 to $180 depending on the size and type of tree purchased. Two types of trees will be available this year, Douglas Fir and Noble Fir. Their heights will range from 5 to 8 feet.

According Lawrence, all proceeds from the sale go to community service projects around Fairbanks. “We’ve built several parks in this community, including the Kiwanis Park near the Carlson Center,” he said. “We’ve built a couple cabins out at the Boy Scout Camp out at Lost Lake. We helped build the Ester Community Stage. We sponsor a Boy Scout troop and a Cub Scout pack, and we sponsor children’s programming on KUAC.”

The sale will run seven days a week until the club runs out of trees.

Those purchasing a tree from the sale can also round up their purchase with additional proceeds going to Stone Soup Café, a soup kitchen near downtown Fairbanks.

More information can be found here.

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