The Christmas Eve tradition continues in the Town of Tonawanda. Free Christmas trees will be available to anyone in need from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Philip Sheridan School back parking lot, 3200 Elmwood Ave.
Former Erie County Legislator Charles Swanick and Arida Tree Farmers started the tradition 31 years ago. Grabber & Sons Landscaping Nursery and Northtown Garden Center will donate trees. Volunteers will assist with loading trees into vehicles until 1 p.m. After that, trees will be left in the parking lot for anyone to take.
The town Highway Department will mulch any remaining trees after the giveaway, according to Swanick.