Letter to the Editor: A Boy Scout Thank You

Boy scout troop 507 thanks Winchester residents for their support for the 18th annual Christmas tree pick-up.

On behalf of Boy Scout Troop 507, we wish to express our gratitude to the entire Winchester community for its enthusiastic support of our 18th annual Christmas Tree Pickup fundraiser.  On Saturday, January 7th, nine crews of 65 scouts, former scouts and adults in nineteen vehicles began collecting trees at 7am, ending with a final run to the transfer station at 3:30pm.  The boys are proud to provide this service to their neighbors, and your donations help the troop raise money for monthly trips, summer camp, high adventure expeditions, and troop equipment as well as donations to other nonprofit organizations chosen by the boys.

We thank the many residents who signed up for the Christmas tree pickup service and those who generously donated additional funds.          

A special thanks is due the Winchester merchants, newspapers and web sites that permitted us to advertise for customers, and the Town of Winchester Department of Public Works for its help.  We are especially grateful to Gene Fredey of Carole Kitchen and Bath Design, and Brian Jewett of Jewett Masonry, both in Woburn, for assisting with the pickup and allowing us to use their trucks.

In addition, we would like to thank the following merchants for their generous donations:  Dunkin’ Donuts (Main Street, Winchester); Gloria’s Pizzeria, Market Basket (Burlington), Roche Brothers (Burlington), Starbucks, Stop & Shop, and Whole Foods (Woburn).   

Finally, this event would not have been possible without the scouts, families, and friends of Troop 507, including former scouts and their families.  We deeply appreciate the ongoing support of our chartering organization, Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church, which provides a home for our weekly meetings and served as “tree central” on January 7th


Rick Marks, Troop Committee Chair

Christopher Rogers, Scoutmaster

Boy Scout Troop 507, Winchester


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