ROCKPORT —The West Bay Rotary Christmas tree fundraiser is back. Christmas trees and wreaths will be available for sale at Maine Sport Outfitters, 115 Commercial Street, Rockport. The sale will run from November 27 (the day after Thanksgiving) until December 20 or until trees are all sold.
The hours are: the day after Thanksgiving. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, from noon to 6 p.m.; and weekends, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. An honor box is also available for after-hours sales.
Net proceeds will benefit charities and nonprofit organizations. Recent donation recipients include AIO Food Pantry, New Hope for Women, One Less Worry, Knox County Homeless Coalition, Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers, and many more.
This year, you will also be able to purchase Lucky’s Christmas Vacation raffle tickets at the tree sale fundraiser (while supplies last). Tickets are $10 each or six tickets for $50, and the winner will receive a certificate for seven nights at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort in Naples, Florida.
Net proceeds from the raffle will benefit three local nonprofits that help people in need: Camden Area Christian Food Pantry, One Less Worry, and the Shields Mission Project.
The raffle winner will be drawn at the Christmas tree sale on December 20, at 4 p.m. Raffle tickets are also available at Rockport Automotive (271 Commercial Street, Rockport) and New England Real Estate Co. (98 Elm Street, Camden).
“Only 1,000 will be sold, so get your tickets before they are gone,” said Rotary, in a news release.
Due to COVID-19, the Christmas tree shop will not be open this year. West Bay Rotarians will all be wearing masks and customers will also be required to wear masks.
“West Bay Rotary would like to thank their annual sponsors that help make this event and other fundraisers possible,” said Rotary. “The continued support of these organizations makes it possible for the club to continue to make the Midcoast better one family, one child, one person at a time.”
GOLD Annual Sponsors
16 Bay View Hotel
BAIRD Private Wealth Management
David Jacobson Glass Studio
Edward Jones Investments
Maine Sport Outfitters
Vanderbilt Beach Resort, Naples, Florida
Williams CPA Group
SILVER Annual Sponsors
Maine Boat & Home Show
Second Wind Music
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