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ASB fundraises by selling trees

Ryan Quejado and Justin Woo carry a Christmas tree to a customer’s car, Dec. 5, 2009.

Jordan Wong
November 16, 2010

Tree pickup

Ryan Quejado and Justin Woo carry a Christmas tree to a customer’s car, Dec. 5, 2009.

Nov.  19 is the last chance students will have to order Christmas trees for the ASB Holiday Fundraiser. Last year, Student Activities Director Helen Paris proposed the idea to sell Christmas trees. A catalog is available in the Student Center that will provide students with a wide selection of trees and décor, such as Grand Pine and Noble Wreath. Prices range from $40 to $80 depending on the type of tree and size.
“The fundraising money would go into the general ASB fund which would in turn go to the rest of the school,” ASB President Justin Woo said.
With hopes of earning a greater profit this year, ASB has plans to use the money earned from selling Christmas trees towards campus beautification, such as planting trees, and fixing broken hallway lockers. In addition, ASB hopes to raise enough money to have more school events for students, such as lunch time rallies.
“Last year wasn’t as successful as we had hoped.” Woo said. “However we were still able to profit and by getting the word out to more students we hope to increase our revenue.”
After filling out a Holiday Fundraising Receipt in the Student Center, ASB will send out order forms to Willamette Valley in Oregon. Each tree is harvested inside the company’s growing sites. Students can pick up their trees on Dec. 4 between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Washington High School’s parking lot.

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