BRADENTON, FL (Nov. 17, 2023) – Friday, November 24, 2023 marks the opening of Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County’s 69th Annual Christmas Tree Lot. Since 1954, families have been making the Boys & Girls Clubs’ tree lot part of their family holiday tradition.
The tree lot is located between Publix at Westgate Shopping Center at 3913 Manatee Avenue West, and McKelvey Park in Bradenton, and adjacent to Jessie P. Miller Elementary School.
“As we open our 69th annual Christmas tree lot, we are filled with gratitude for the unwavering support that has allowed us to positively impact the lives of the children and teens we serve,” said Dawn Stanhope, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County. This cherished tradition exemplifies the power of community coming together.”
On opening weekend, the lot will be open Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 27 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. After opening weekend, the lot will be closed Mondays through Wednesdays; open Thursdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Purchases can be made using credit or debit cards, checks or money orders – no cash sales this year.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County’s mission is “to enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” In operation since 1946, Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County currently provides afterschool and summer programs for over 1,500 young people at six locations (2 traditional Clubs and 4 school-based Clubs). The Clubs offer a safe place to learn and grow, where members experience both life-enhancing and character-building programs focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and leadership. For more information, call 941-761-2582 or visit www.bgcmanatee.org or www.facebook.com/BoysGirlsClubsManatee.