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Mansfield Scouts Allowed to Sell Christmas Trees

Scouts start selling Christmas Tres on Nov. 17.

Mansfield Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 to allow Mansfield Boy  Scouts’ Troop 17 to sell Christmas trees at the cemetery on Union Street near the Town Hall.

Ethan Hamm and Nick Christo, both of Troop 17, said that scouts have been using the space for 50 years to raise funds for the scouts.

“The troop is only getting bigger,” Hamm said. “I think it’s our largest fundraiser for our troops. It’s like cookie sales, except, we’re boy scouts.”

Hamm went on to say that they still get their trees from the same family-owned business in Canada that the scouts have been buying from for over 20 years.

“You all do a great job,” selectman George Dentino said. “Also, you forgot to mention that you manufacture Eagle Scouts.”

“You seem like you get cleaned out early,” selectman Jess Aptowitz said. “Maybe you need to buy more trees. I mean, that’s a good thing.”

Sales start Nov. 17.

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