FHS Ed Foundation fundraiser on horizon

Although Halloween is the looming holiday at the moment, Farragut High School’s Education Foundation is hoping Christmas is not too far behind with its new holiday-themed fundraiser, Raise the Tree.

Through the Foundation’s website, patrons can pre-order their Christmas trees and holiday wreaths, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to the Foundation.

Frazier firs, from tabletop size to those towering more than 12 feet tall, are available starting at $30, as are Frazier fir wreaths, mixed greenery wreaths and even an option for added decorative red holly berries. Wreaths prices begin at $22.

All orders must be placed in advance by Saturday, Nov. 10, but the real fun begins Sunday, Dec. 1, at the high school in the senior parking lot, when the trees and greenery will be ready for pickup.“We are trying to make it a new tradition,” said Jean Ogle, Foundation co-chair this year along with Gene Perkins. “It will be all the fun of going and picking out your tree, but we wanted to expand and make it a fun event, too.”

The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.. is being promoted as “Instagrammable” by organizers. “They will be bringing in the trees, and they will be set up like a forest,” Ogle said. “There will be also be hot chocolate and games and a visit with Santa Claus.”

While no trees will be sold on site — they must be preordered — wreaths will be available for sale the day of the event.

For more information, or to order a tree or wreath, visit www.fhsef.org.