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Treehouse Properties collects Christmas trees to benefit Quilceda Community Services

MARYSVILLE — Although Christmas trees are a fun tradition for many families, what’s less fun is finding the time to dispose of them after the holiday season is done.

Fortunately for Marysville residents, the members of Treehouse Properties will be collecting trees to raise funds for the programs of Quilceda Community Services on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 and 2.

Those who wish to take advantage of this service may either drop off their trees at the Willow Place Activity Center, located at 1402 State Ave., between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on those three days, or contact Tom Estabrook to have their trees picked up from their homes or businesses, by phone at 425-359-4400 or via e-mail at thomasjestabrook@aol.com. Financial donations will be accepted either way.

Becky Kristiansen, speaking for Treehouse Properties, explained that her non-profit organization serves the developmentally disabled by renovating and managing housing in the Marysville area for such adults. She elaborated that Quilceda Community Services is likewise a non-profit agency, which provides day-to-day activities for developmentally disabled adults at the Willow Place Activity Center.

“We’ve been doing these Christmas tree collection fundraisers for Quilceda Community Services for the past couple of years, but they’ve been serving the community for the past 35 years,” Kristiansen said. “Last year, we received less than $200 and a few dozen trees.”

Kristiansen hopes to increase participation in this year’s event, especially with Treehouse Properties currently renovating a house for four developmentally disabled adult residents at 128th Street NE in Marysville, to supplement the 16-unit complex for the developmentally disabled on State Avenue, near 84th Street NE, that was built six years ago.

Kristiansen thanked C’s Tree Service for donating its resources to this event, and promised those who stop by the Willow Place Activity Center on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 and 2 that they’ll receive hot coffee and cookies for their trouble.

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