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The Christmas trees have arrived!

It’s that time of year again when the lawn at the
Derry Masonic Temple turns into a pine grove full of Christmas trees!

They come in every shape and size, and there’s sure to be one that will bring a smile to your face as you enjoy this holiday season.

We’re not just selling Christmas trees this year, we’re also accepting donations for some very worthy causes – Toys for Tots, The Food Pantry,  Sonshine Soup Kitchen, and the End 68 Hours of Hunger program.

So come on by, drop off a donation, pick out tree, or maybe a wreath. We also have ornaments, and be sure to take a picture at the
selfie station!

We’re open Monday-Friday from 2-8pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-8pm until the trees are gone.

Presentation of Annual Donations


2016 Annual Charity Check Presentation
Photo courtesy of Derry News, Julie Huss photographer.

While charity isn’t something that only happens at the holidays, St. Mark’s Lodge continued a long tradition of presenting donations to local organizations during its annual Christmas Tree Sales Event.

Those involved with this year’s presentation are pictured above, from left are Fred Davila, St. Mark’s; Marilyn Olbricht of Sonshine Soup Kitchen; David McClane, St. Mark’s; Julie Levesque, Community Caregivers of Greater Derry; George Chapman, St. Mark’s; Cathy DiCampo, Derry News Santa Fund; and Judy Jurentkuff of the First Baptist Church Food Pantry.

Many thanks to these organizations for all the do to help the community and those in need.