Local Boy Scouts will be picking up Christmas trees on January 8, 2011 as part of a region-wide community service program and fund raiser.
Here in Lake Stevens, Troops will be picking up trees in selected areas on the west, south and east sides of the Lake as well as in the Crosswater development.
If your home received an envelope then you can expect the Scouts to come through your neighborhood.
Follow the instructions on the envelope. Have your tree at the curb by 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2011.
Please remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel and flocking otherwise your tree will not be picked up.
Trees will be mulched for ground cover including at Cavalero Hill Community Park. This will help keep trees out of landfills. For complete information, please visit www.dryneedles.com.
The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, which was incorporated on Feb. 8, 1910 and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults, to build character, to train in the responsibility of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. It currently services more than four million young people – ages seven to 21 – through more than 300 local councils with more than 1.2 million registered adults helping to organize and deliver the program.
For more information about Scouts, visit: www.BeAScout.org.