Each year on the day after Thanksgiving, several members of the Rotary Club of Nashua meet in Somerset Plaza. They unload a truck full of Christmas trees, build stands, put up signs and begin their annual Christmas Tree fundraiser. The Rotary Club of Nashua has been selling Christmas trees on Rte 101-A, at the former Kessler Farm site, for 27 years.
This year, due to the construction happening in the Somerset Plaza, the Tree Sale will be located west of the main entrance to the plaza, directly in front of the current Market Basket location, close to Amherst Street.
In this season of giving, when you buy your Christmas tree from the Rotary Club of Nashua, you will be giving money to help fund the club's international projects, community grants, and scholarship program, said Rotarian Karen Goddard. Rotarians and their family members will volunteer many hours between Thanksgiving and Christmas selling trees to raise money for its community projects.
Trees may be purchased between the hours of 1 - 9 p.m., Mon. through Fri., or on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., in the parking lot in front of Market Basket in Somerset Plaza (Exit 8 off of Everett Turnpike.)
“We recommend purchasing your tree early, as we often sell out a week or more before Christmas,” said Peter Houde, Chairperson of the Christmas Trees Committee.
In addition to Balsam Fir and Fraser Fir trees, the club will be selling wreaths, kissing balls and roping.
Recipients of community grants in recent years include Rotary Club of Nashua college scholarship awards, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua, The Nashua YMCA, Home Health and Hospice Care, The Nashua Pastoral Care Center, Girls, Inc., The Salvation Army, Harbor Homes, Area Agency of Greater Nashua, Home Health and Hospice Care, Pure Water for the World, and so many more. For more information, visit www.NashuaRotary.org.