Editor's Note: The following is a Kirkland Kiwanis press release.
The Kiwanis Club of Kirkland has relocated its Christmas Tree lot this year across the street from last year’s site, and it will now be situated in the parking lot at Juanita Beach Park from Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, to Dec. 23.
Last year the lot was located in the city parking lot on Juanita Drive just west of Spuds Fish & Chips, but will be moving onto park grounds across the street.
“It’s a great new location, with much better access and parking," said club marketing chair Kat Cannon. "As always, we’ll have the perfect tree for your family, as well as a wide assortment of See’s candies and gourmet Holiday nuts, and other Christmas accessories."
Tree Lot hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Kat reminds us that “This is a great way to celebrate the holiday season, and a wonderful opportunity to give back to your community.
All of the net proceeds go to programs designed to assist children in the Kirkland community. They include: KITH (temporary transitional housing), March of Dimes, Music in the Park, Support Our Troops, Student Scholarships, Special Olympics, What’s Next Bowlers, Adopt-a-Highway, Scouting, Kiwanis Camp Casey, Eastside Baby Corner, Kirkland Easter Egg Hunt, the Kirkland Teen Union. They will also benefit the Eliminate Project, a joint effort between Kiwanis and UNESCO, whose goal is to eliminate the scourge of maternal neonatal tetanus that kills so many tiny newborns around the world.
Those interested in learning more about the 84-member Kirkland Kiwanis, which recently installed Kirkland native Jay Henwood (operator of Jay's Kirkland Autocare) as president, can contact Club Secretary Matt Gregory at 425 828 0231 or visit the website at http://kirkland.kiwanis.org.