December 30, 2013 - 8:36 AM
PENTICTON - Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, where will we toss you?
When your tall, green loved one has become too much to bear this holiday season donate the natural tree remains to the Penticton Fire Department. Unloved and unwanted trees can be dropped off for chipping at the fire fighting training grounds at 285 Dawson Ave., fire station 202. Trees can also be picked up by off-duty firefighters by calling 250-490-2315.
Trees should also be free of tinsel and all ornaments.
A donation to the Muscular Dystrophy or the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund would be appreciated and tax receipts are available. For more information check out the Penticton Fire Fighters Charitable Society.
The Summerland Fire Department also offers to pick up Christmas trees. These can be arranged by selecting extension three at 250-494-7211 or emailing email@example.com. Trees will be chipped and used for compost and donations will go towards the Dry Grad graduating class program.
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