Mercer Island Christmas Tree Lot opens November 24th at new location; volunteers needed

November 18, 2018 | by Erin Sirianni

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The Mercer Island Christmas Tree Lot, benefitting Mercer Island Youth & Family Services (MIYFS) and Mercer Island Lions Club charitable giving, opens Saturday, November 24th. This year, the lot will be located at the former Tully’s Coffee location at 7810 SE 27th St on the north end of Mercer Island.

Shoppers can choose from Noble, Nordmann, and Douglas Firs from 5 ft to 10 ft tall, along with mixed green wreaths and cedar garlands. All products are sourced from Hunter Christmas Trees, a family farm dedicated to quality and service since 1948.

The Christmas tree lot hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are what makes the Mercer Island Christmas Tree Lot successful.  Donate your time and support MIYFS and the Mercer Island Lions Club charitable giving efforts. MIYFS provides emergency assistance, a food pantry, preschool scholarships, mental health counseling, volunteer opportunities, and much more to Mercer Island residents. The Lions Club has a history of supporting local senior services programs, including Meals on Wheels, boy scout troops, blind and hearing-impaired neighbors, youth scholarship programs, and more.

How to Sign Up:
Individuals: Use this link to sign up for volunteer positions:

Groups: Email miyfs[email protected] with date / time preferences to coordinate.

Volunteer Job Descriptions:
Cashier:  This year cashier positions are limited to MIYFS board and committee members. We are only accepting credit cards via Square, cash will not be accepted.

Elf:  Sell and restock trees. Help customers find the right size and type of tree.

Chainsaw Operator: Limited to 21+ volunteers. Trim the bottom 2-3 inches off of the trunk of the tree as well as any low-hanging branches the customer would like removed.

Loader: Lift trees onto customer cars and tying the tree securely. Helpful instructional video:

Email miyfsvolunteer[email protected]. Learn more on the MIFYS website event page >>

[Feature photo courtesy Mercer Island Youth & Family Services]