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Ike band still has Christmas trees for sale as part of annual fundraiser

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YAKIMA, Wash. – Each year the Eisenhower High School Band sells Christmas trees as a fundraiser for school trips and a day before they are scheduled to finish for the season, they still have dozens of trees left.

The tradition goes back more than 20 years but each year the number of trees left varies. This year members of Ike Band Parents say they have about 100 remaining for anyone who still needs one for their home. They're hoping to sell them this weekend because the money is essential for competitions and other events.

"It's just does a lot to help the kids make the band experience more interesting and more productive for them," said Andy Sauer, the parent of a sophomore in the band.

Trees are sold on weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekends. Band members take turns helping to sell the trees next to Zaepfel Stadium. The setup is on the high school's campus on Tieton Drive, west of 40th Ave.