Pass Christian tree lot helping a good cause

PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - By David Elliott – bio | email

PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - Christmas tree farms and lots around South Mississippi are ready for an annual tradition. People are out looking for that perfect tree. Trees sold at a lot in Pass Christian will help make the holiday special for kids around the city.

French Charley's Tree Farm has formed a partnership with the Pass Christian Rotary to raise money for the club's Toy and Doll Fund.

"It's Christmas time and we feel Christmas is a time for charity, giving and getting in the holiday spirit," said Thomas Genin, one of the owners of French Charley's.

French Charley's restaurant on Highway 90 donates profits from the sale of trees to the fund. The fraser firs are from North Carolina.

Genin said this is the second year for the owners of the restaurant to participate in the Rotary Toy and Doll Fund Drive.

"Last year, we raised $2,500. We put our tree guy on stand-by. If we need more trees, we'll get them. This weekend we broke the $1,000 mark."

The lot, across from the Pass Christian Harbor sells trees for $50. French Charley's and the Rotary Club are dedicated to spreading Christmas joy for families in need.

"I think it's crazy that there are kids that will go without toys. That's something we're trying to combat," said Genin.

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