Local trees for a good cause
Those looking for the convenience of a Christmas tree from a roadside stand may want to stop by the Contractors for a Cause stand on Route 26, across from Hocker’s Super Center, where families can pick out a Delaware-grown Christmas tree for a $40 donation, benefitting Willy Cannon.
“The idea was spawned between Mark Hardt and Jack Hogan,” explained Margaret Paquette, a volunteer with the group.
The charitable group offers 300 trees of different varieties from the Coleman Tree Company in Odessa, including balsam fir, white pine, Douglas fir and Fraser fir. All the trees range in height from 6 to 8 feet.
At the site, families can enjoy apple cider and hot coffee. There is also a burn barrel there to help keep people warm, as well as baked goods and poinsettias for sale. Even jolly old St. Nick is a regular.
Hot food is also available, and during past weekends, the group has offered chili and pulled pork sandwiches. The weekend of Dec. 16, spaghetti will be served.
The contractors are all volunteering, joined by their families and friends.
“I had somebody who was bringing her daughter, who was volunteering for Honor Society,” said Paquette.
“People have been fantastic, and the trees are selling really well, which is fabulous,” she added. “It’s just for a really wonderful cause, the Cannon Family.”
The Contractors for a Cause Christmas Tree roadside stand is open through Dec. 23. It is open Wednesday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to dusk on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call (302) 465-5609.