Boonville Jaycees Sell Holiday Trees
Jennifer Boggs is at work getting her Christmas trees ready for sale in Boonville so eager customers can pick them out and set them up. The Jaycees have been selling Christmas trees for more than 30 years and this year was no different. They ordered more than 120 trees this year and each one of them goes to a good cause.
"We all love to get involved with our communities, all of the Jaycees. There are thousands of them in Missouri. Fifty of us here in Boonville. We enjoy giving back because we feel that it's important," Boggs said.
The trees here range in size from five to ten feet and all the profits from the trees sold over the weekend stay right here in the community.
The money the Jaycees raise goes to community programs like the D.A.R.E. Program in Boonville schools. This is the first year Amber and her grandmother came here to buy their Christmas tree. They wanted to get it in their house as soon as they could, and Amber shares why she likes the tree that she picked out.
"Umm. It has a lot of spikes on it," Amber said.
They leave with the tree in their truck, and a warm heart, knowing they've helped the Jaycees help the community.