The Sandy Spring Lions Club is once again selling Christmas trees and handmade wreaths beginning November 27 at the old Montgomery General Hospital grounds, located at Olney Sandy Spring Road and Prince Philip Drive.
The tree lot will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 7p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The sale continues until all the trees are sold. Several sizes of fresh-cut Fraser fir trees will be available. Due to an area wide tree shortage, supplies are limited so be sure to shop early.
Proceeds benefit the Club, which gives back 100 percent of the proceeds to charitable projects, mostly in the local community.
When entering the lot be advised that Covid-19 safety protocols will be in effect so please wear a mask and observe social distancing. Also, the number of people entering the lot at any one time may also need to be limited.
The Sandy Spring Lions are proud to be back in the community. We have been collecting funds to help the lions help the blind at local Olney and Cloverly grocery stores as well as outside GrillMarx in Olney.
Pictured above are Lions Paul Hawkins, Paul Gebicke, and Rich Collins.
The money collected at White Cane vision days goes towards several causes related to finding blindness including:
low vision research at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
local and regional vision screenings
grants for surgeries for the indigent
eyeglasses for those who need them both in our community and overseas
projects to prevent chronic causes of blindness such as diabetes and river blindness.
In addition, some of the funds go to disaster recovery and scholarships for local youth.
We will be out at GrillMarx and Olney Giant this week and hope to see you there. Donating even 50 cents can make a huge difference!
We will be selling Christmas Trees at the corner of 108 and Prince Philip Dr this year starting December 5.
As usual, our hours will be:
Thursday and Friday 3-6
Saturday and Sunday 10-6
until we sell out.
You may or may not be aware that there is a widespread shortage of Christmas trees this year due to a combination of a recession during planting season, blight, and a labor shortage. Because of this, we have received less than half the trees we normally do. Prices may also be slightly higher.
It is possible that we may get a second shipment but we are not counting on it. If you want a tree, we hope to see you this weekend!