Friday, November 23, 2012
Patch put together a map of cut-your-own Christmas tree farms for the northern Chicago suburbs.
Are you one of the 21 percent of United States homes that have a real Christmas tree? That's the number of people that opt for the real deal, according to the University of Illinois Extension's Christmas Tree fact page, compared to 48 percent who chose to have an artificial tree. (The rest don't have a tree.) If so, then perhaps you're also part of the 21 percent of those with real trees who like to cut them down yourself at a tree farm. Patch has assembled this map of cut-your-own Christmas tree farms in the vicinity of the northern Chicago suburbs. Click on the pins for more information about the farm or move the map around and zoom in on an area near you. Happy chopping!
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The 55th annual Christmas tree sale raises money to help civic groups and individuals around the area.
The Palatine Jaycees will start the season selling Christmas trees Friday, November 23 in the parking lot of the Palatine Park District Aquatic Center. The trees will be available for sale every Thursday through Sunday until December 16. Sale hours will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Aquatic Center parking lot is located on Palatine Road just west of Northwest Highway behind the Walgreens. Money raised by the tree sales will go towards helping civic groups and individuals in the Palatine area. The Palatine Chapter of the Jaycees is one of the nearly 100 local Chapters and one of the largest chapters in Illinois. The Palatine Chapter holds …
Friday, December 17, 2010
In the market for a last minute Christmas tree? The Jaycees will have what you are looking for.
George and Beth Dailey have made buying a Christmas tree from the Palatine Jaycees something of a tradition. "We like to come down and get our tree here and it helps the Jaycees. We are always satisfied with the tree," Beth Ann Dailey said with a smile as a light snow began to fall. So far this year the Jaycees have sold several hundred trees as part of their annual fundraiser. The 53rd annual sale is being held in the parking lot of the Palatine Park District's Aquatic Center on Palatine Road, just west of Walgreens. The sale is entering its final weekend and represents a great destination for last-minute tree shoppers. The hours of the sale are Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m…
Saturday, November 27, 2010