The Optimist Club's annual Christmas tree sale is back and a local church reached out to lend a helping hand.
Christmas tree sale
The Plant City Optimist Club’s annual Christmas tree sale is now open. The trees are sold on the corner of Maki Road and West Alexander Street in front of Plant City High School. They are open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.
The group is also hosting a food drive. If you bring three cans or boxes of non-perishable food to the tree lot you will receive $5 off any single tree purchase. Proceeds go toward supporting local youth.
Lending a helping hand
Countryside Baptist Church teamed up with Restoring Hope Global to help families in need. Over the summer the church raised $1,000 at its vacation Bible school, which was then donated to Restoring Hope Global.
Following Hurricane Irma, the church decided to continue to help those in need. The group delivered a variety of items including clothes and food for Thanksgiving to members of the community.