Glencoe, Community

New Trier tree lot open for business on Friday. But you better hurry.

Don’t forget to go green this black Friday.

The Tri-Ship annual tree sale opens for business at 10 a.m. Friday morning, Nov. 24, with more than 400 trees and more in the parking lot of New Trier High School, 385 Winnetka Ave. The sale lasts until Dec. 17 or until they run out of tress, which often happens.

The tree sale raises funds for the New Trier Scholarship Fund, specifically to support scholarships for New Trier boys. First organized in 1924, Tri-Ship is one of the high school’s oldest clubs and has approximately 40 members.

“A lot of people outside of the community don’t realize that there are a lot of people at this school that need money for school,” Tri-Ship sponsor Scott Fricke said. “All the money we raise goes toward scholarships.”

The club sells Fraser fir trees ranging from 5 to 12 feet tall, a variety of wreaths from 18 to 61 inches in circumference, garland, table runners and more. Sales are cashless, and credit, debit and mobile payments are accepted.

The lot opens on Friday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. along Essex Drive at the Winnetka campus. It will remain open through Sunday, Dec. 17 — or until trees are gone. Times are until 4:30 p.m. Nov. 24, and then 3:30-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

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