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Central students unload Christmas trees for community service

Posted at 7:00 PM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:02-04

The Sunday before Thanksgiving has been the traditional time for the tree delivery to the the Knights of Columbus Christmas tree lot at St. Pius X Parish.

The two trucks from Sand Point, Idaho arrived at the St. Pius parking lot early Sunday afternoon.

About 1,000 trees go to the lot at St. Pius and another 500 to St. Bernard’s in the heights.

As part of their community service, students from Central High School help the Knights unload the trees.

“Our school is all about offering what we can to our community and helping in whatever way we can, “ said Sarah Pankratz, a Central High School senior and part of the National Honors Society.

“Helping the Knights of Columbus is wonderful because they’ve always helped us so it’s our way of helping them back,” said Brendan Keyser, also a senior and a member of the National Honors Society.

“Thank god we’ve got 30 kids from Central High donating their time,” said Lou Adler, Knights of Columbus Christmas Tree lot Co-Chair. “It’s just really nice to have them.”

“Well it is important because they can see that they can give back to the community and it can be fun to do that,” Phil Zeeck, also a co-chair for the Knights Christmas lot.

The Knights of Columbus uses the money raised to help 13 charities.