Shameless Commerce That's Tax Deductible!

It's been mentioned many times here in the blog how my boys are involved in Scouting. What started as an activity I thought would be Chef's and his alone, Gameboy decided that he wanted to participate as well. Now, in our third year of the Scouting adventure, I am happy that he decided his brother had a good idea. Honestly, I think it's done more for Gameboy than I ever could have imagined.

As with activities, there are fund raisers. Most of our family and friends live far away, but both the Troop and the Pack have chosen fund raising events that don't require you to be nearby! Did I mention that purchasing any of these items is TAX DEDUCTIBLE?! No, well, guess what? IT'S TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

I'm posting the details from Gameboy's first. His Troop has a Greenery sale as their only fund raising event of the year. There was a sample at the meeting two weeks ago and my gosh, you could smell this one wreath across the room (and I love the smell of pine). It was passed around the room for all of us to see how well made the wreath was. I can attest to the freshness, because I didn't even touch the thing, but the oils in the air made me itchy. (Pretty severe allergy to pine sap for me).

The prices I'm posting include direct delivery to your door from the Nursery that makes them. Locals, check with me for pricing-it will be less and includes seeing our smiling faces when we drop off your purchase. (There are also different items available) Local delivery will be done by December 6th and the shipped ones are supposed to arrive the week following Thanksgiving.

This has been the Troop's activity for years and I understand that these wreaths hold up through the whole month of December here in Florida, which is saying something for the durability. We've had some Decembers where the temperature stayed in the 80's all month long!

Have I made you curious? Here's the info on the Wreaths, with info on Chef's yummy fundraiser to follow.

You'll want to breathe in as deeply as you can to experience every bit of this large, glorious wreath's delightful scent. Fashioned from the premium evergreen, noble fir, your wreath will arrive fresh and fragrant and ready to trim. Easily attach hand-selected, natural pine cones and a rich, red velvet-finish bow in any way you wish. When you're finished, you'll have a distinctive holiday decoration of lasting quality and beauty.

Each 28" noble fir wreath package includes:

Our largest, most dramatic noble fir wreath
Pre-tied red velvet water repellent bow in separate bag
Natural pine cones in separate, moisture-proof bag
Simple decorating instructions with illustrations
Easy-to-handle, plastic carrying bag

Direct Delivery! Shipped to your door for $52.00 (tax deductible!)

Made from long-lasting evergreens grown in the Cascade Mountains. Noble fir, berried juniper, and incense cedar combine to provide a pleasing variety of fragrances and natural textures. Adorn with seasonal pine cones and a single, tasteful red bow or just leave it plain. And get caught up in the wonder of the season.

Each 22" mixed evergreen wreath package includes:

An aromatic combination of noble fir, incense cedar and berried juniper
Pre-tied red velvet water repellent bow in separate bag
Natural pine cones in separate, moisture-proof bag
Simple decorating instructions with illustrations
Easy-to-handle, plastic carrying bag

Direct Delivery! Shipped to your door for $49.00 (tax deductible!)

Only the finest Pacific Northwest evergreens are selected to create the Holiday Door Swag. Close attention is paid to finding the most vivid greenery with the deepest natural fragrance. Those selections are then handmade into a wonderful traditional arrangement that you'll be delighted to display in your home or at the office. Add your own decorative touch with select pine cones and a bright red bow (included).

Each door swag package includes:

Fresh Pacific Northwest evergreens, noble fir, cedar and pine
Approximately 22" wide by 30" long
Pre-tied red velvet water repellent bow in separate bag
Natural and snowy pine cones in separate, moisture-proof bag
Easy-to-handle, plastic carrying bag

Direct Delivery! Shipped to you for $57.00 (tax deductible!)


Introduce a traditional feel to your seasonal celebration. This centerpiece is a beautiful blend of colors, textures, and fragrances that will enhance anyone's holiday table. Select pine cones and lavish, festive greenery invite you to gather 'round and stay awhile.

Each centerpiece package includes:

Cedar, noble fir, pine and berried juniper
Natural and snowy pine cones in separate, moisture-proof bag
Arranged in oasis block and bowl
Easy-to-handle, plastic carrying bag

Direct Delivery! Shipped to you for only $42.00 (yep, it's tax deductible, too!)


Handmade from select western cedar tips, this attractive garland creates a warm, inviting aura for your home. Railings, columns, door frames and window frames are all cheered by the festive company of this smoothly draping evergreen garland. Add a Decorative Pre-Tied Bow or two as a colorful accent to its lavish greenery.

Each garland package includes:

Ten-feet of gorgeous garland
Fragrant fresh-cut western cedar
Easy-to-handle, plastic carrying bag

Direct Delivery! Your tax deductible cost is only $44.00!

There is also a Gift Set for $87.00, but I need to verify what is included then add it to this post.

How does this work? If you're local, you tell us your order and we'll take payment upon delivery. If you'd like delivered items, we need payment first. This sale runs through October 25th. We ask for checks made out to the Troop. Email me or comment and I'll email you the necessary information.


I think we'll make Chef's a separate post. His can be ordered directly online and I want to verify his account number with Trail's End.

Thanks for supporting scouting or being a patient reader and enduring my huckstering for my kids. I can't help it, Scouting has been so rewarding for us.

Comments

Bonnie said…
Ouch! And I just upchucked a little. I didn't realize how horrible the prices were when you don't live in evergreen country.

My big sis & lil bro work for an evergreen farm every autumn. Through them I am able to enjoy 100-ft of evergreen roping to string along my picket fence and a 48" wreath to hang on the front of my house ... for free.

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