NORTHFIELD — As soon as the Thanksgiving table was cleared, Christmas tree lots popped up in Northfield and Linwood.

Boy Scout Troop 72

For the 54th season, Boy Scout Troop 72 of Northfield is selling Christmas trees from the lot at 220 Burton Avenue, next to the Northfield Volunteer Fire Department. Two of the troop dads headed to northern Pennsylvania the day before Thanksgiving to load a truck with as many trees they could haul back to sell. By midday they had returned with 231 Douglas and Fraser fir trees in various sizes up to 9 feet.

The Scouts can help customers select a tree, and one of the troop fathers will take a fresh cut off the bottom and run the through the net if the customer wishes.

The money raised through the tree sale goes toward Scouts camping trips.

Tree sale hours are 3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Our Lady of Sorrows Youth Group

Just a few miles away, members of the Our Lady of Sorrows Church Youth Group have set up a Christmas tree lot behind the church at 209 Wabash Ave. Cars have space to pull around, park and check out the trees that were picked up Friday morning.

The youth group has 400 Douglas and Fraser fir trees for sale that range in sizes up to 12 feet. The crew will help with tree selection and give the tree a fresh cut.

Proceeds help fund youth programs at the parish.

Sale hours are 4-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends.

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