The Waquoit Congregational Church is once again offering freshly cut trees and wreaths for sale Friday through Sunday as its popular community-based “Christmas Trees in Waquoit” program returns for its fifth season.
Located next to the church at Parsons Lane and Route 28, the lot will open today, November 26, from 2 to 5 PM, tomorrow from 9 AM to 6 PM and on Sunday from 9 AM until 5 PM. All trees are balsam firs ranging from 5 to 10 feet tall.
Proceeds from the sales go directly to five local organizations that partner with the church for this festive and family-friendly project. Volunteers from those local partners help staff the lot, loading trees, assisting buyers with their selection and securing them to vehicles.
This year, partners include:
• Belonging to Each Other, which provides housing to homeless neighbors in Falmouth during the winter months. Together with more than 100 volunteers, the organization also provides food and transportation, and assists clients in accessing services to help transition them to stable housing.
• The East Falmouth Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization supports a variety of needs, including student field trip costs, classroom technology updates, and assistance with extra classroom supplies.
• WellStrong creates safe, supportive communities of people in recovery from substance use disorder through fitness, wellness and meditation.
• Boys and Girls Club of Mashpee provides a safe place to learn and to grow through ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals and life-enhancing programs and character development.
• Falmouth Racial Justice League investigates, understands and improves racial justice in our community through dialogue that addresses racial issues.
There will be a range of holiday-related events in conjunction with tree sales, including caroling, tours of the historic church, a menagerie of petting animals and photos with Santa.
“Providing the Falmouth community with an opportunity to come together over the holidays while supporting these local organizations is part of our core mission here at WCC and is deeply rewarding,” said the Rev. Nell Fields. “We look forward to welcoming our neighbors as they prepare for this special time of year and help us help others at the same time.”