Firefighters Sell Christmas Trees as Fundraiser


STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Shoppers are out and about hoping to score great Black Friday deals, but not everyone was looking to buy the hottest electronics and toys.

The Stroud Township Volunteer Fire Department started its annual Christmas tree sale Friday, and dozens of families have already stopped by.

Randy Sansur and his two-year-old daughter, Leila, are on the hunt for that perfect Christmas tree.

“One with a nice point at the end where we can put the angel up top,” says Randy Sansur of Bushkill.

A tree with strong branches to hold lots of decorations.

“Probably a lot of pink and purple, right?” Sansur asks his daughter.

Finally, the search is over.

“Yeah, it will be pretty nice!” Sansur smiles.

The father-daughter duo bought their tree from the Stroud Township Firehouse on Route 611 near the Stroud Mall.

Sansur adds, “you know, they’re right here. It’s volunteers, not like the New York City Fire Departments where they get paid a salary.”

This annual sale helps fund firefighters’ gear and equipment.

“Anything that can help us when we have to actually go out and fight the fires,” explains Sarah Olsommer, volunteer firefighter.

From four feet to twelve, Douglass Fir to Frasier Fir and Blue Spruce, there’s a maze of fresh cut trees.

“And it’s also a good time to come out and be able to pick a tree, especially when people don’t have time to go out and be able to cut down the tree,” Olsommer points out.

But just remember, selecting a tree is only half the battle.

“Obviously getting it inside the house, that will be an event all in itself!” Sansur laughs.

Trees cost between $25 and $130 dollars. There’s also a selection of handmade wreaths.


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