55th annual Christmas tree and wreath sale at the First Congregational Church of Greenwich
As the holiday season approaches, Old Greenwich is gearing up for a festive annual tradition. Right across from Binney Park, on the front yard of the First Congregational Church of Greenwich (108 Sound Beach Avenue), is 55NS The annual Christmas tree and wreath sale begins on Saturday November 27thNS from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Every purchase has a purpose as all proceeds from sales go to six local charities that help families during this time of need. Charities include Kids in Crisis, the Young Adults Program at Pacific House, Fund for New Covenant Center, Mothers for Others, Community Centers, Inc., and Building One Community.
“Local agencies are still seeing higher demand for their services and increased funding needs,” said Lauren Ghaffari, chairwoman of this year’s sales. “The freshly cut trees, beautiful wreaths and ropes are enjoyed during the season, but are actually gifts that are given away long after the holidays.”
Legions of volunteers from the Church and the surrounding community will gather at 8:00 am on Saturday, November 27thNS to unload more than 500 New Hampshire-grown trees from the long flatbed delivery truck onto display shelves in the front yard of the church. The sale itself begins as soon as the trees are unloaded around 9 a.m.
“We are grateful to the many community volunteers, including the GHS Freshman Football Team, for their help unloading and setting up the store,” said Ghaffari.
In recent years, the sale has grown into a traditional community event attended by volunteers of all ages, including church members, charity ambassadors, and students from Greenwich public and private schools. Buyers are encouraged to arrive early for the best selection.
The sale will follow all appropriate COVID-19 precautions set out by the National Christmas Tree Association and the state of Connecticut. First Church strives to provide a comfortable and safe experience for all. You can also find details at www.fccog.org.
Tree sales dates:
November 27, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 28, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
December 4, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
December 5, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.