Scouting for festive trees

Pictured are clockwise Genna, Joseph. Michaela, Olivia and Aidan. Picture Shawn Smits.

By Jessica Micallef

You’re invited to rock around the Christmas tree with the Sunbury Scouts this festive season.

Third Sunbury Scouts Group is again selling Christmas trees to help fund group activities.

Joey leader Marlo Aisbett said the Christmas tree sales were the group’s biggest fundraising event of the year.

“We’ve been selling trees for over 10 years and there is a really good community spirit and community vibe on the day,” she said.

“We get them [the trees] from a Christmas farm in Daylesford and we’ve been dealing with them the whole time.

“We get fresh trees. They are all kept in the Scout hall with water which keeps them really fresh and they do last for quite a few weeks.”

Ms Aisbett said last year’s tree sales raised between $5000 and $8000. She said the money goes “a long way” for the Scout group.

“At the moment we are interested in getting grants so we can upgrade our bathroom facilities.”

Tree prices start from $60. They can be picked up at Max Gifford Hall, 8 Miller Street, Sunbury on December 7 and 8 between 9am-3pm.

Delivery is also available to Sunbury, Diggers Rest, Bulla, Riddells Creek, Gisborne and Wildwood.