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Last week for the Scout tree lot here

December 16th, 2016 by Mike

Remember Troop 151’s Christmas tree lot across from Maple Leaf Reservoir Park?

Here are their remaining hours. They  close after next Wednesday.

Friday 12/16- 4:30–8:30 p.m.

Saturday 12/17- 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday 12/18- 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30  – 8:30 p.m.

We are closed after Wednesday.

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The return of the Boy Scout Christmas trees

November 26th, 2016 by Mike

The local Scout Christmas Tree lot opens for business today, just across from the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park!

Boy Scout Troop 151 emails:

Thanks again for last year’s coverage of our Christmas Tree Lot, we saw our business increase, allowing us to provide a better program.

Once again we are selling Christmas Trees at St. Catherine’s Church Parking Lot  at 8610 Eighth Ave. N.E.

Our hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on 11/26/2016 & 11/27/2016, Mondays – Fridays from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., and 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. On all Saturdays and Sundays in December.

All funds raised are uses to provide an outdoor education and leadership program to Boy Scouts in our neighborhood. This year we are planning a 50-mile canoe trek on Ross Lake.

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Maple Leaf, Scout trees, survive 9+ inches rain

December 23rd, 2015 by Mike

In an email Tuesday the Scouts behind the Maple Leaf tree lot (a 70-year tradition) wrote:

Boy Scout Troop 151 has finished a successful Christmas Tree sale. We earned enough to finance our program for the upcoming year.

We would like to thank all our returning customers who tracked us down, and for their ongoing support. We want to thank all our new  customers, many who told us they found about our tree lot from Maple Leaf Life.

In a separate post on their Facebook page the Scouts thanked members for “their time and commitment to the many hours everyone spent in the rain at the tree lot.”

How much rain, you ask.

Here at Maple Leaf Life South we know the answer: During the time the tree lot was open – Nov. 28th to Dec. 22nd – it rained 9.13 inches in the neighborhood.

During that time the single wettest day was Dec. 9th, at 1.36 inches.

Cliff Mass is predicting possibly the wettest December in Pacific Northwest history.

The Scouts go on to say:

We would like to thank the following Maple Leaf businesses  for their support this year:

Maple Leaf Life – for help us promote our Tree Lot and program.

Glo Cleaners – Owner Steve has been a longtime supporter.

Maple Leaf Property Management – Owner Kit MacPherson provided signs and has been a longtime customer.

Father Mark, St. Catherine’s Church and School – They have been a great partner for our Troop for many years and  when we need a space for the tree lot, they were there with open arms.

Troop 151 is a parent-sponsored Boy Scout Troop. “We offer and outstanding leadership and outdoor education program for Scouts 10-17.

We meet Mondays at St. Catherine’s at 7 p.m.. All interested families can attend.

Thanks to all our customers and supporters.

This year’s Maple Leaf Park Solstice tree came from the Scout lot, we’re told.

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