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By Esther Lauaki
Christmas is around the corner and the Caroline Springs Scouts troop is selling freshly cut trees in time for the festive season.
The 1st Caroline Springs Scouts group will be selling Christmas trees from November 28.
Orders are being taken for trees between 1.5 metres and 2.5 metres tall but special orders for bigger trees are also available.
Scout leader Claire Mouser said proceeds will go towards equipment, supplies and maintenance of the group’s scout hall.
“With COVID, we removed membership fees to make it easier for families [but] that means the group had no income this year,’’ she said
“We have only recently returned to face-to-face membership but the group still has overheads to pay.
“This year, the Christmas Tree drive will be our only source of fundraising.”
Trees, from $55 to $75 each, can be ordered at the Scout hall at 115 Tenterfield Drive, Burnside Heights between 10am and 2pm. Delivery in Brimbank or Melton is also available.
For another $20, the Scouts group will come and collect and dispose of trees in January.