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Lions to pick up Christmas trees Jan. 2

Cleaning up after Christmas is tiring enough, without having to load a dry, needle-dropping old tree into your car and haul it to the transfer station.

You’re thinking, “There’s got be an easier way.”

There is. The Hood River Lions Club has a simple solution for you. Set your tree by the curb before 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan.2, and club members will pick it up sometime that day and get rid of it for you.

There’s no charge for the service, says Project Chair Scott Thomson, but the club will gladly welcome donations.

“This project has two benefits,” says Thomson. “It saves people a lot of hassle, and it serves as a fund-raiser to support Lions Club youth, sight and hearing activities.” This past fall, Lions clubs vision-screened over 2500 students in county elementary and middle schools.

Club members will leave donation envelopes in exchange for every tree they remove.

As it did last Christmas, the City of Hood River is generously supporting the tree pickup project by making space available for tree drops.

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