In recent days, Christmas trees have been arriving in big trucks at various lots throughout the area to be sold in time for the big Dec. 25 holiday. But before they can be sold, the trees have to be unloaded.
That job, in many case, has fallen on the young hands of various high-school sports teams that volunteer their time and muscle for the big unload for churches, Lions and Kiwanis clubs and other organizations.
Some of the teams helping with the recent task have been the Marshall High School wrestling and track and field teams, the Wakefield High boys basketball squad, the Washington-Liberty crew club team and the Madison High baseball team, plus others that have helped out this year and in the past.
The athletes always seem to enjoy those feel-good and bonding unloading moments, although admitting the work is harder than expected and some of the trees considerably heavy. Those athletes who don’t wear gloves for the unload, wish they had by the time the work is complete.
– Dave Facinoli