Friday, December 28, 2012
Cleaning up after Christmas is tiring enough, without having to load a dry, needle-dropping old tree into your car and haul it to the transfer station.
You’re thinking, “There’s got be an easier way.”
There is. The Hood River Lions Club has a simple solution for you: Set your tree by the curb before 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, and club members will pick it up sometime that day and get rid of it for you.
There’s no charge for the service, says project chair Scott Thomson, but the club will gladly welcome donations.
“This project has two benefits,” said Thomson. “It saves people a lot of hassle, and it serves as a fundraiser to support Lions Club youth, sight and hearing activities.”
Club members will collect at the door or leave donation envelopes in exchange for every tree they remove.
As it did last Christmas, the City of Hood River is generously supporting the tree pickup project by making space available for tree drops.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge