By Petra Chesner Schlatter
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> “Oh Christmas tree! Oh Christmas tree!” – so the German carol goes.
The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) have been manning the sale every weekend since Black Friday with hopes of selling more than 300 trees this year in support of the American Legion.
SAL member Rich Sullivan, Jaci Samhammer, a member of the Legion’s ladies auxiliary, SAL commander Jeff Lippincott were on duty, manning the tree sale on a recent Sunday afternoon.
Lippincott, who is a past commander of the post and now serves as judge advocate for the post, said the tree sale is the SAL’s main income.
“What we do with sales determines what we can do for the Legion program and veterans throughout the year,” he said.
Adam Keister is the coordinator of the annual sale. He said shipments of trees arrive regularly throughout the sale from North Carolina and Oregon.
His grandfather, Raymond, served in the military. Keister joined the SAL after he started going to the Legion with one of his co-workers. Now he’s the chief elf of the SAL Christmas Tree Sale.
Proceeds are used to fund the SAL scholarship program, the purchase of the American flags which decorate the main thoroughfares in the borough every year, equipment for the Legion and supporting functions held at the Legion.
Great job, SAL! We know you made Christmas special for a lot of folks this year.