Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The holiday season has officially arrived, and few traditions are more cherished this time of year than gathering the family together to deck the halls, and most importantly, the tree.
The Men Of St. Timothy’s (MOST) group from St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church is holding its fourth annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale and is extending the order deadline until Thursday, Nov. 29. All items must be pre-ordered and can be delivered directly to your doorstep, making it easier than ever to scratch one more item off the holiday to-do list.
“One of the main things people like about the program is having their tree delivered,” said MOST member Patrick Emanuel.
The group is offering several new items this year in addition to standard-size wreaths and trees, including 10- to 12-inch table-topper trees, 25-foot garlands, cross- and candy cane-shaped specialty wreaths and extra-large wreaths.
MOST members are picking up the pre-ordered holiday greenery Saturday, Dec. 1 from a family-owned tree farm in the mountains of North Carolina, said Emanuel. People can pick up their orders at the church the next day or have the items home delivered.
He said the sale typically raises several thousand dollars, and the group uses the funds for community outreach projects as well as programs within the church. Last year’s sale enabled MOST to sponsor the church’s Summer Family Missions Camp, Rally Day and several Sunday breakfasts. Money also went to support outside organizations such as Metropolitan Ministries and Signal Mountain Social Services, for which the group purchases the men’s gifts for the Christmas baskets it delivers to needy families on Signal Mountain.
The group also plans to offer a college scholarship to a Signal Mountain resident with this year’s funds, Emanuel said.
Deck the halls
To place an order contact Paul Miller at 432-7925 or Patrick Emanuel at 322-8445 by Thursday, Nov. 29.