It’s that time again!
Time for the annual Christmas Treelot fundraiser run by Snoqualmie Valley Venturing Crew #115 on the corner of Snoqualmie Parkway and Railroad Ave.
Like everything else, the lot we have all come to know and love over the years will look a bit different due to Covid19. But all the required steps have been taken to accommodate the pandemic rules set by the State and City, and they’ll be there for the 17th straight year!
While some things have been adjusted, Crew #115 anticipates high Christmas spirit regardless of the pandemic. Christmas trees are a nostalgic tradition that many are looking forward to this year.
Onsite sales will still be available, but here are a few changes to look out for:
- No Santa Visits
- No Sunday Pancake Breakfast
- No Hot Cocoa or Cider
- They have widened their rows in the display area.
- They want you to enjoy your visit, but please make it quick to avoid overcrowding.
- Their payment/checkout area will now take place outside.
- Consider visiting the Christmas treelot during the weekdays to overcrowding on the weekends.
- Families are welcome to come find their tree together, but Crew #115 asks that only two people from a household at the cashier at one time.
New for 2020:
- Crew #115 will be offering online orders and a no-contact delivery option to select zip codes within the Snoqualmie Valley. Think of this as “we pick & delivery!”
- Delivery details are coming soon!
Snoqualmie Valley Venturing Crew 115 was founded in 1985 by Kim and Anita Ferree, “volunteers extraordinaire,” with many years of venturing/exploring experience that are a way of life for their family. Venturing (formerly exploring) Crews are the teenage, coed division of scouting for youth ages 14-21.
Crew 115 started in 1987, long before Snoqualmie Ridge was built. Their first meetings were held at the old fire hall, now where city hall stands. Their first Christmas trees were sold on a Bellevue lot years ago. When the Ridge was developed, they decided to move the lot home and landed at their current Snoqualmie corner location in 2003.
Venturing Crew 115’s lot has become a community tradition, and not just in the Snoqualmie Valley. The crew has regular customers who travel from far away to buy their Christmas tree at the lot.
If you know of any teenagers looking for some volunteer hours or are interested in joining the program, please email email@example.com or visit the Christmas treelot starting November 27th.
Ellen DeCola, the parent of volunteer Mason, says, “It’s such a great group! My son is a member, and he loves the tree lot. He loves to put in the hours every season. He comes home from school, puts on his rain gear and heads out to the lot, and works like 5 hours a night.”
2020 Tree Lot Info
Hours starting November 27th:
Crew #115 would like to thank the Snoqualmie Valley for supporting their Christmas tree fundraising since 2003. They hope to see everyone soon!