Last Call for a Christmas Tree from Sandy Hook Firehouse

I'll admit it: I bought my tree a little late this year.

When I pulled into the Sandy Hook firehouse's front lot Monday evening, there were only four or five trees left. I wasn't the only one getting a late start -- another family was loading their tree atop their car as I got there.

But I found the perfect tree -- a six-footer the volunteer firefighters were kind enough to whittle down to five feet. It even fit in my back seat for the drive home.

One of my tree salesmen was 17-year-old volunteer firefighter Ryan Capozzeiello. He says the department's sold 526 trees so far this year.

"It's the first time in a long time we've sold out," he says.

Altogether, the tree and basin cost $75, a very reasonable price for the holiday cheer it's already brought to my family's living room. And it's for a good cause: all proceeds go to the Sandy Hook Fire Department.

If you, like me, are running a little late with your Christmas decorations this year, better hurry!

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