The Cheyenne Firefighters of Local 279 will be selling Christmas trees for charity once again this year. Event coordinator Nathan Pugel says “this event has been ongoing for nearly 30 years, with different variations of the sales during that time.” He adds, “for many consecutive years, this has taken place behind station 5 and made possible by our members and their families spending their off time selling trees.” Two local organizations, Youth Alternatives and Safe House, will benefit from the proceeds of the event. Buyers can help a third organization by purchasing the Cheyenne Firefighters first ever calendar. The Cheyenne Coats for Kids will be receiving the firefighter’s portions of sales from the recently released Black Dog Animal Rescue and Cheyenne Firefighters Charity Calendar.
Spokesperson for Local 279, Derek Pollnow, encourages the community to come support their firefighters, and by doing so, helping local organizations. “We strive for excellence within our community both on and off duty. This is one more way that we can have positive interactions with those who we serve, without an emergency on hand.” The firefighter’s tree stand opens up on Black Friday at 6:00pm and is set up behind Cheyenne Fire and Rescue’s fire station #5 off of Dell Range Boulevard, in front of Walmart. It will operate Monday through Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, hours begin at 9:00am and end at 9:00pm. There are 165 Frasier Fir trees ranging in heights from 5 to 8 feet, and cost between $45.00 and $65.00.