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Adams Donates Christmas Trees

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Excerpts taken from The Daily Freeman

11/26/2012
“The holidays got a little brighter for area Boy Scouts Monday thanks to a donation from a local business to replace 60 Christmas trees that were stolen last week from a scouting fundraiser.”

“Adams Fairacre Farms in the town of Ulster donated 40 Christmas trees to replace some of those stolen from the fundraiser in the Burlington Coat Factory parking lot on U.S. Route 9W, said Ray Braun, executive director of the Boy Scouts of America’s Rip Van Winkle Council. He said Adams had also arranged for one of its wholesale florists to donate another 20 trees.”

“Jason Becker, nursery manager for Adams, said he has been selling Christmas trees for more than 20 years. After he heard about the theft, he said, he felt very badly for the scouts who were trying to raise money.”

“‘It bothered me,’ Becker said of last week’s theft. He said he spoke to the owners of Adams and was able to donate 40 trees. Becker said he also contacted one of Adams’ wholesalers, Alders Wholesale Florist in Newburgh, which agreed to donate another 20 trees to the scouts.”

“‘I just felt like it was the right thing to do,’ Becker said.”

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