ROCHELLE – The Friday after Thanksgiving is not just for holiday shopping but the first day to purchase a live Christmas tree from the Knights of Columbus in Rochelle.
Beginning Friday, Nov. 27 at noon, the Saint Patrick Church Knights of Columbus will sell Balsam Fir trees and wreaths for the sixth year.
Trees sales are held at the St. Patrick’s Education Center, 903 Caron Road. Sizes vary, ranging from 6-to-7 feet, 7-to-8 feet, and 8-to-9 feet with prices ranging from $45 to $55 respectively. Wreaths cost $30 each.
A total of 110 trees and 25 wreaths are available this year and area available until Sunday, Dec. 20 or until sold out. Sale hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“Last year we had the same amount and sold out in two or three weeks,” said Kirk Reinhart, financial secretary and sale organizer.
The trees were delivered on Thursday, Nov. 19 from the McCluskey Tree Farm in northern Wisconsin.
All of the funds earned through the sale of the wreaths and trees will be put back into the Knights of Columbus and used for future local events and fundraisers.