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Somers Fire Department Christmas Tree Sale in Full Swing

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Credits: Numan Maloney
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SOMERS, N.Y. - For the next few weeks, a transformed Peter J. Babich Memorial Field will resemble more of a Winter Wonderland, as the smell of fir trees fills the air, children run around picking their favorite trees and the sound of Christmas music plays from speakers.

The Somers Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Christmas tree sale, which began Friday, Nov. 25, is one of the department’s biggest fundraisers, along with the pasta night, game dinner and comedy night. The department ordered 1,200 premium Fraser firs from Canada and Pennsylvania for the sale, which has been held at Peter J. Babich Memorial Field for more than 25 years, said John Chrysogelos, who has been with the department for 12 years.

“This is 100 percent volunteer,” Chrysogelos said of the event. “Some of the proceeds go to sponsor local charities,” he added, as well as to fund “the equipment of our volunteer firefighters.” Additionally, this year’s funds will go towards the department’s new educational courses, including a CPR class.

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The sale will run for about two weeks until all of the trees are sold. The hours are from 2–8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; from 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturdays; and 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sundays.

Anybody who wants to volunteer may contact the Department at 914-248-5604 or visit somersvfd.com.

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