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Christmas Trees and Luminary Sales Continue This Weekend in Fanwood

The Nolan family used a little red wagon to bring home their selection from the annual Christmas tree sale at LaGrande Park in Fanwood. Credits: Brian Horton
Lions Club volunteer Mike Venezia of Fanwood leads the way after Jennifer and Bill Hosford of Fanwood picked out a Christmas tree at the sale at LaGrande Park. This is Venezia's 45th year helping out with the sale. Credits: Brian Horton
Luminaries on sale at Fanwood DPW station on North Ave. Credits: Brian Horton

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Lions Club and Fire Dept. continue their 65th annuval Christmas tree sale in LaGrande Park this weekend. Sales have been brisk even during this week's cold weather.

The cold and steady drizzle didn't keep the Hosfords on Dec. 2nd from their tree shopping. "We found the perfect tree," Jennifer said.

With warmer temperatures in the forecast, they might sell out in the next few days, so tree shoppers are advised to get there before everything is sold. Times open are weekdays, 6-9:00 p.m., and weekends, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Profits from the sale go to scholarships and local charities. The volunteers will help you load the tree on your car if you drive. Or, if you are like the Nolan family of Fanwood, who live nearby, you can transport your tree home on a little red wagon.

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Meanwhlie, the Rotary Club continues its annual luminary sale at the DPW garage on North Ave. this weekend. They'll be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. this weekend and next weekend. On Christmas Eve, they'll be open from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
The kits, which include paper bag, candle and sand, costs 60 cents each, no matter what quantity you buy. The Rotary Club also asks that you bring non-perishable food or make a donation in support of the annual Holiday Food Drive.

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