NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Local News

January 2, 2013

Discarded Christmas trees heading to Newbury bonfire

WEST NEWBURY — Residents looking to get rid of their used Christmas tree can dump it in a bin set up near the Highway Barn on Pipestave Hill. The bin is located on the side of an access road in that area, so trees may be dumped at any time during the day or night.

The discarded trees will be taken to Newbury for the annual bonfire there on Jan. 12. The last day to donate trees for the bonfire is Jan. 9.

Held at the Tendercrop Farm Growing Fields, 71 High St., and the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Littles Lane in Newbury, the bonfire is a fundraiser for the Newbury Fire Department.

Held from 3 to 9 p.m., the event also features family activities like a treasure hunt, Christmas tree toss, house tours, raffles with prizes and skating and sledding, weather permitting. Refreshments for sale will include pizza, burgers, hot dogs, sausages, subs, chili, corn chowder, fried dough, apple crisps, marshmallows, beer, wine, coffee, hot cider, and cocoa.

Parking is $5.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints

Port Pics
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Special Features