Menlo Park Kiwanis Club opens its Christmas tree lot


Santa’s elves, disguised as Menlo Park Kiwanis Club members, opened the club's Christmas Tree lot the day after Thanksgiving. Once again beautiful Noble Fir trees will be delivered fresh from Oregon weekly, says club member Judy Horst. Wreaths and other holiday decorations are available, too.

Located on the Stanford campus at the corner of Embarcadero Road and El Camino Real, across from Palo Alto High School, the lot will be open until Christmas from 2 to 8 p.m. daily and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends. (It will be closed Saturday, Nov. 26, for the Stanford-Rice football game.)

The lot, an annual tradition, started as a club fundraiser 40 years ago, Ms. Horst said. It's a key source of funding for the club's charitable activities.

The Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park, one of more than 16,000 clubs around the world, supports scholarships for Menlo-Atherton High School graduates, Kiwanis Special Games for physically challenged youth, Rebuilding Together, St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Hall, Tour de Cure of Diabetes, and Key Club of M-A High School.

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Posted by John Martin
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm

Mark Ghanbari and the MP Kiwanis do a great job each year. The service is impeccable and the trees are top notch. This year, raffle tickets are also available at the Christmas tree lot to support their foundation, which goes in large part to scholarships for M-A Seniors. It's a great cause so I purchased four! Thanks, Mark and MP Kiwanis.

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