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Ferris seniors hold Christmas tree fundraiser

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Christmas trees were being dropped off Saturday morning. Christmas trees were being dropped off Saturday morning.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

At this point you're probably buried up to your elbows in dried pine needles. The Ferris High School Seniors are holding a fundraiser where you can drop off your old Christmas trees and raise money for a good cause. 

"Definitely it's kind of cold," says Gabriella McGoldrick.   "We're sitting here by the fire trying to warm up and then we'll go out and wave some signs."    She and friend Gina Bazzano are both seniors and Ferris this year and braving the cold to collect Christmas trees was a no brainer.

"I think it's important because we're coming together and helping out our school," says McGoldrick.    

Cortney Halvorsen whose son, also a senior at Ferris, is handing out flyers says the funds go toward a cause that benefits all of the seniors.  "All of the proceeds go to benefit the Ferris Senior All Nighter, which is a drug free, alcohol free event celebrating the kids graduating from high school."

There was a steady stream of customers all morning long on Saturday, driving through, dropping off and donating.  Even those single digit temperatures couldn't get them down.

"It's cold but at least there's sunshine and it's supposed to warm up tomorrow and it should be warmer next weekend," says Halvorsen. 

The fundraiser runs Sunday the 3rd and Saturday and Sunday the 9th and 10th from 10 to 4.  You can bring your tree and drop it off for a $5 donation or you can call Cortney at 509-362-3497 or Bill at 509-999-8569 if you'd like someone to come pick up your tree for a $10 donation

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