BBBS selling Christmas trees once again

Published 10:23 am Tuesday, November 17, 2009

ASHLAND, Ky. — Opening day for the 29th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Christmas Tree Sale is Saturday, November 28.

All trees are freshly cut and are shipped from the best plantations in Virginia and Michigan. Back by popular demand are the White Pine, Scotch Pine and Fraser Fir varieties as well as beautiful wreaths.

Trees can be purchased from 3 area lots. In Huntington, at two locations: BB& T Bank, 6th Avenue and 1st Street, and Eastern Heights Shopping Center, U.S. Route 60E; and in Ashland, at the Ashland Tennis Center, 13th Street and Oakview Road. Hours are weekdays from noon to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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According to Patti Price, executive director, “More than 600 volunteers from clubs, organizations and businesses are assisting with the sale, and all proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State, a United Way Agency. Big Brothers Big Sisters serves at-risk children through the mentoring of adult volunteers on a one-to-one basis.

For additional information call 304-522-2191, 606-329-8799 or visit their website at

Volunteer teams are also needed to help sell trees for three hour shifts. Groups, organizations, businesses, friends and families are encouraged to volunteer.