Old-fashioned Christmas fun at the ‘Farm’

December 4, 2013 by  

Denville residents looking for an old-fashioned Christmas activity can visit the 15th Annual Tree Sale.

The sale, which offers more than just trees, is held on Cooper Road at the Union Hill Farms stand here in Denville and is hosted by the Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation, Inc.

In addition to fresh quality trees, there will also be fresh roping and wreaths. Many families have made a habit of buying their trees at this event, and even some of those who prefer an artificial tree stop by for garlands, wreaths and other decorations. Attendees can enjoy free coffee on Saturdays and Sundays, along with the home-baked goods available for purchase.

The Ayres/Knuth is on the Federal Historic Registers list, as well as the State of New Jersey’s. The Annual Tree Sale is its only fundraiser and all the tree sales are designated for the Ayres/Knuth Farm Preservation Effort. The foundation behind it is registered as a 501(c) (3) group, which means there is a partial tax deduction available for contributions for items purchased.

The success of these types of annual events is often dependent on adequate advertisement. Locating and engaging a business that does banner printing or that can supply flyers provides potential attendees with ample time to plan ahead.

Trees are available Thursdays and Fridays 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm starting December 5 and extending through December 15, or until the supply of trees is exhausted.