In the fall of 2012, Michel Proulx, owner of the Morrisburg Canadian Tire approached the Morrisburg and District Lions Club, to test interest in selling Christmas trees as a Christmas fundraiser.
Club members quickly recognized this was an excellent opportunity to establish a project to raise awareness of the ongoing needs of the Dundas County Food Bank.
With a partnership established and Canadian Tire handling the bulk of the administration including ordering the trees, over 100 quality trees arrived prior to the Morrisburg Santa Claus parade on December 1st.
Following the parade, the project was launched at the Canadian Tire Garden Centre with members of the Lions Club taking on the task of selling Balsam and Frasier Fir trees each weekend, as well as week nights, prior to Christmas.
In accepting the $671.66 from the sale of the trees, Brenda Millard Past Chair of the Dundas Food Band, recognized the considerable commitment and work involved by the members of the Club to sell trees during the rain, sleet and snow of the 2012 holiday season!
In response, Lions Jim and Viviane Martin, who co-chaired the project, indicated the project was an enjoyable one as Lions, Canadian Tire employees as well as those purchasing Christmas trees shared in the holiday spirit.