Scoop: Five Things: Christmas Tree/Wreath Sales

If you haven’t gotten your Christmas tree or want a fresh wreath for your front door, your purchase could help local student-athletes.

Welch’s Christmas Trees and Wreaths, 511 U.S. 31 South, Whiteland, will donate part of its sales to the athletic departments at Whiteland Community High School and Clark-Pleasant Middle School. The fundraiser lasts until Sunday.

Todd Croy, assistant athletic director at the high school, and Dave Edens, athletic director at the middle school, share what you need to know about the fundraiser.

How does it work? 

People who are interested will need to have a flier to present at the time of purchase. Welch’s will then keep track of the fliers and pay out at the end of the fundraiser. This is a combined effort between the athletic departments from WCHS and CPMS. We will get back $15 for each tree sold and $5 for each wreath sold.

How did you get the idea as a fundraiser?

Charlie Welch lives in our community, and he has been doing it for years; and this time around he asked the athletic departments if we would be interested. Both of us agreed that it would be worth a try.

How much are you hoping to raise?

We appreciate any amount raised, and our community has always been very supportive of our athletic departments and the entire corporation in general.

Where does the money go?

The high school and middle school athletic departments will split the money raised to help offset any non-budgetary items we may need in the future.

Where can I get a flier?

Fliers can be picked up at either the middle school or high school athletic offices, or you can go online and print one from either department’s website. Fans may pick one up at home sporting events, but the important thing is you must have the flier. Supporters are encouraged to call either school if they need any more information. Again, any support we have will be greatly appreciated.