Evergreens for military units overseas from Ohio growers PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:46
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Ohio Christmas Tree Association president Carl Yeager of Storeyland Christmas Tree Farm in Burghill in Trumbull County unloads Christmas trees for inspection. (Photo provided)
FRAZEYSBURG - American troops stationed overseas will celebrate the holidays with an Ohio-grown Christmas tree thanks to Operation Evergreen, an annual event of the Ohio
Christmas Tree Association (OCTA).
More than 100 trees were donated by various Ohio Christmas tree growers and inspected by department nursery inspectors before being sent to soldiers serving at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
The trees received a phytosanitary certificate for international shipment. In addition to the trees, decorations donated by local schools, churches and veterans' groups, ensured the military units receiving the trees will have all that is needed to celebrate the holidays. 
Donations were received from various organizations and growers to cover shipping charges.
If anyone would like to assist with future Operation Evergreen events, please contact the OCTA Office at  740-828-3331.  
"Hopefully the trees can bring a little bit of home to our troops who will be spending the holidays away from their families," said Amy Galehouse, Operation Evergreen Coordinator with the OCTA.
Operation Evergreen is sponsored by the OCTA and has delivered more than 5,000 Christmas trees to troops stationed overseas since 1995.
Last Updated on Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:49
 

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