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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Well, not really, unless you have the AC turned wa-a-a-y down! But it is time to mark your calendars for our annual Christmas tree sale.

The tree lot opens Friday Nov. 27, which is only a few months away. Daily lot hours will be: Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday to Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. Volunteers always run the lot, so clear you calendar for a few days so you can do your part to be a “Friend of Youth.” The Wells Fargo branch at the corner of Lee Hwy and Glebe Road has once again graciously allowed us to set up in their parking lot.

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The members of the Optimists International Club of Arlington, VA, dedicate themselves to community service and to making Arlington a better place for all to live. We believe that in giving of ourselves in service, our community becomes a better place. “The importance of giving back to society can’t be understated and that’s because the secret to living is giving,” according to the Tony Robbins web site.

Our mottoes: “Friend of Youth” indicates our main focus and “Bringing out the Best in Kids” our goal. We sponsor academic and sports activities designed to give Arlington’s youth a better chance to succeed in today’s world. Whether it is a scholarship to help students attend college, Babe Ruth Baseball or Arlington Soccer, an essay or oratorical contest, Arlington’s Optimists are there supporting programs that enhance opportunities for boys and girls of all ages. Bringing out the best in kids

Each year, our programs directly touch the lives of over 10,000 Arlington youth. We are committed to increasing that number through both the expansion of existing and development of new programs. We want to thank you for visiting our website, and ask that after you see all that we do, you consider joining with us to help make Arlington a better community. Together, we can all be a “Friend of Youth.”