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Optimist tree lot open for the season


The Optimist Club of Hays is continuing a tradition since the 1970s with its Christmas tree lot in the Walmart SuperCenter parking lot.

Mike Flax and John Sjoholm, co-chairmen of the fundraiser, announced trees arrived the weekend before Thanksgiving and went on sale the day after Thanksgiving. They also said 220 trees were purchased by the club, and the lot will be open until all are sold.

The club ordered 4 different varieties of trees, including Scotch pines, Frasier furs, Balsam furs and Douglas furs. The trees range in size from 4 to 8 feet.

The lot is open from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.

For more information, call John Sjoholm at (785) 623-8158 or Mike Flax at (785) 259-2097.