After the holidays, people can now let their friendly neighborhood marching band dispose of their Christmas tree.
The Indian River High School Band Boosters will collect and chip pine trees as a holiday fundraiser. People can bring their discarded Christmas trees to Hocker’s Supercenter in Clarksville, at the intersection of Routes 17 and 26, on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There’s no fixed price for the service, so people can pay by donation to the IR Band Boosters.
Hot chocolate will also warm the day, at $1 per cup.
All proceeds will help send the IR band to Washington, D.C. Nominated by the governor, the IRHS Marching Band will represent Delaware in the National Memorial Day Parade in May of 2019.
“We, as boosters, have committed to take every single student who wants to go, at no cost to them or their family,” said Lisa Bird, Boosters president. “We’re working real hard to fulfill that promise, which I am confident we will do.”
By Laura Walter