Carl Young of Carl and Dorothy Young’s Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in Yellow Springs is among the Ohio Christmas Tree Growers who send holiday spirit to service men and women abroad with the donation of Christmas trees to troops each Veteran’s Day.
Ohio Christmas tree growers are donating real Christmas trees as part of the annual Veterans Day event called “Operation Evergreen”. It is sponsored by the Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA). Ohio Christmas tree growers began “Operation Evergreen” in 1995-96 with 30 trees. The annual event has grown to over 320 trees last year.
High school chapters of the FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America), Girl Scout troops and other community organizations have participated in the past by donating decoration ‘kits’ consisting of (48) ornaments, garland, letters and banners. If your group is interested in helping, please let us know by the first Sunday in November.