PHOTOS: Some Weekend Scenes of Local Kids Recycling Christmas Trees

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This past weekend local kids were out in full force doing fundraising by recycling residents’ Christmas Trees – including the West Seattle Rainbow Girls and Boy Scout Troop #375 – and BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer got out and took these pics:


Rainbow Girls Kyla Stoner, left, and Cheyanne Greywolf wave at passing cars in front of the Southgate Masonic Hall in Olde Burien.


Henk Ufkes, a sophomore at Evergreen high school, gives a thumbs-up as a tree is removed from the roof of The B-Town Blogmobile.


An exuberant David Van Tuldor holds up a Christmas tree and Mason Lemus holds up signs showing passersby where to take their trees.

“We made over $1,500 again this year with great support from the community,” Scoutmaster Mark Ufkes told The B-Town Blog. “Many, many people donated more than the $5 to recycle their tree. Kemp West Tree Service provided the tree composting service for free, and the Herr family let us use the site again this year for free. They are a wonderful family who strongly support the greater Burien community!”

Ufkes adds:

All funds from the Christmas Tree recycle support the boys to go to camp and do monthly outdoor activities, regardless of their family ability to pay.

Our Troop 375, chartered by Saint Francis Catholic Parish in Burien, has produced almost 40 Eagle Scouts since 1995.

All boys, regardless of their religious back ground are welcome in our boy scout troop.

The only requirement is that they like to fish, hike, canoe, raft, build igloos, and go to boy scout summer camp every summer.

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