Ballston Spa tree farm collects Christmas trees for troops
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) - A Saratoga
County tree farm is collecting Christmas trees from eastern New York growers
for the Trees for Troops program, which delivers the holiday evergreens to
military bases around the country and overseas.
New York Army National Guard
soldiers will be at the Ellms Family Tree Farm in Ballston Spa Monday morning
to load donated trees onto FedEx trucks. The soldiers are from the 109th
Airlift Wing in Scotia.
This is the ninth year the Ellms
Family Tree Farm has served as eastern New York coordinator for the program.
The program was launched in 2005.
Last year, it collected nearly 19,000 Christmas trees from more than 450
growers and retailers and delivered them to 60 military bases in the U.S. and
another seven overseas.
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