To whom it may concern:
This year we are giving back to the community. We are holding several different events. We are also starting a new program to benefit local children. You can come and purchase any tree on our lot and we will get it delivered to a local child who would not have a Christmas Tree without this new program. We are getting a list from local organizations of the needy children. We will be doing this until December 17th. We are calling our new program Trees for Treasures because each child is a treasure . On November 27th & 28th we are donating a portion of our sales to COAT (Community Outreach Archdale Trinity), this organization is currently feeding 225 children every week with their backpack program and are in need of funds and food items. We will also be collecting donations for them this weekend. From now until Dec 17th we will be collecting non-perishable food for them as well.. Dec 4th-6th we will be giving a portion of our sales to "Team Austin" to benefit Austin Reddick. He is a local teen that graduated from Trinity High School last year and he is fighting AML leukemia @ Brenner's. He is in desperate NEED of a bone marrow transplant. Some of the "Team Austin" team members will be in the parade with us and everyone is encouraged to stop by afterwards to meet them and contribute to his fund. This Holiday Season we will be offering Free Coffee & Hot chocolate. Free candy and also Free refreshments. Everyone that stops by is welcome to register for the free tree giveaway. For now on, every year we will draw a name at the end of the season and that person will be given a free tree the next year! Please help us kick off our new program Trees For Treasures because all kids should have a tree for Christmas.
Story of how this all started:
Keeping The Tradition Alive
November 24, 2009
I am the owner of Outdoor Supply on Main Street in Archdale, NC we sell all types of supplies for home owners and landscapers. One day an older gentleman by the name of Larry Hodgson from Northwest Farms up in the North Carolina Mountains stopped by and inquired about renting a portion of my lot to sell Christmas Trees. I am not extremely busy during the winter time so I gladly allowed him to set up. Larry started selling trees here with his wife Sharon, who made beautiful wreaths. Larry started selling Christmas trees in Archdale over twenty five years ago. Larry taught me well the difference between North Carolina Mountain trees and other trees. I would sit around at night and watch people come in to get a tree and most of them knew Larry and Sharon by name. Larry retired two years ago and ask me if I was interested in keeping the tree stand going. There is nothing I enjoy more than seeing childrens excitement while looking for the best tree. This year things have been bad for everyone. We will be doing fund raisers for several groups this year. We are strongly supporting Austin Reddick who is a young man in Trinity who desperately needs a bone marrow transplant, also COAT and Archdale SerCo Club will help me kick off TREES FOR TREASAURES.. This is desperately needed in this area. Last year my son and I gave a tree to a needy family in the Trinity area. We dropped the tree off and before we left several kids from the surrounding mobile homes were running to see the tree. This has played heavy on my mind; Together with COAT and Archdale SerCo we will hopefully distribute trees to kids that have never had a Christmas tree. If you would like to purchase a precious needy child a tree or drop off a toy for them, stop by and make a kids eyes light up. I believe that no kid should grow up without having a Christmas Tree. Larry will also be here on various days to see old friends, Even if you’re not buying a tree we have free coffee, hot chocolate and refreshments daily.
Sincerely, William E. Wood
Monday, November 23, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thanksgiving is almost here. Don't forget to stop by Outdoor Supply, Inc in Archdale, NC for your fresh Fraser Fir Christmas Tree & Wreaths. This year we are giving back to the community. In a year, filled with financial struggles, we want to lend a helping hand. We are giving to Team Austin, COAT & Toys for Tots this year. Stop by every weekend to help contribute to these organizations. A portion of out sales on the designation weekends will go to these funds. Come out and join the tradition!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Beginning Thanksgiving Day!!!Stop by Outdoor Supply, Inc located at 10559 N. Main Street in Archdale, NC. Contact us at 336-434-1943 with any questions. We have a large variety of NC Fraser Fir Christmas Trees. We have Small Table Top Christmas Trees (great for Kids Rooms & small spaces). We also have 4ft trees - 1...2ft trees. All sizes to accommodate everyone! Prices vary. We also carry a variety of Chirstmas Wreaths. You can choose a decorated one ready for hanging or you can choose one to decorate. Many styles to choose from. Tree Stands available. One stop shopping. Come out and get your Premium NC Fraser Fir Christmas Tree, Stand & Wreath!!! Hot Chocolate and Coffee will be provided to keep you warm and toasty!!! Candy & Cookies available for your sweet tooth. Come out and join the fun!!!