Christmas Tree Lot

Each year, Monaco South establishes and runs a Christmas tree lot. This is the club's major fund raiser for the year and provides the funding foundation for most of our many youth and community projects. One dollar from each tree sale is donated to Childhood Cancer, an Optimist International supported project. We have maintained this lot for over 25 years. We sell up to 1,500 trees, wreaths, and garland. ALL members are encouraged to put in a minimum of five 3-hour shifts (we run 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week) over 3 weeks, and help out with the set up and tear down of the lot. Often we make a trek to the Evergreen area to cut trees from Ed Collins' land, and sell these trees as the ever popular "Charlie Brown Tree" - the only lot offering this unique tree.
This is the most wonderful time of the year and a great time to get to know your fellow Optimists. The annual club chili cook-off is held on the second Saturday of the month, at the lot trailer. We also get help from local high school youth groups (JROTC, Sports teams, etc.), and make a donation to those groups that participate.
When: Day after Thanksgiving until December 24th
Where: Monaco and Evans
Who: Joe Marci, Mike Miller