It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Santa’s elves, disguised as Menlo Park Kiwanis Club members, open their annual Christmas Tree lot today. Once again beautiful Noble Fir trees will be delivered fresh from Oregon weekly. Wreaths and other holiday decorations are available, too.
Located on the Stanford Campus on the corner of Embarcadero and El Camino Real, across from Palo Alto High School, the Kiwanis lot will be open weekdays from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and weekends from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm until Christmas. Easy parking is available. (Note: the tree lot is closed Saturday, November 26, due to the Stanford-Rice football game.
The Kiwanis Christmas Tree lot is a long-standing tradition, having started as a fundraiser for the Club more than 40 years ago. Today, it’s a main source of funding for the Club’s many charitable contributions to community organizations.
The Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park, one of more than 16,000 Kiwanis around the world, supports many local programs and organizations, including scholarships for Menlo-Atherton High School graduates, Special Games for physically challenged youth, Rebuilding Together, St Anthony’s Dining Hall, Tour de Cure of Diabetes, and Key Club of Menlo-Atherton High School.
Photo shows Kiwanis past president Bruce Wellings and son volunteering at the lot