Scouts make trees ‘dance’

Troop 159 continues a 19-year tradition serving community

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Posted: December 10, 2013

The Winchester Star

Troop 159 Boy Scouts Will Legrys (left) and Jared Dunleavy, both 12, carry a Christmas tree to the troop’s tree lot they set up on Fairfax Pike in Stephens City. The Scouts have sold trees for about 19 years. The lot is open seven days a week — noon to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
ABOVE: Matt Steinhoff, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 159 cuts the rope that is tied around a Fraser fir. The troop members were unloading and setting up more than 400 trees for the annual Christmas tree stand on Fairfax Pike in Stephens City. Trees, wreaths, swags, mantel pieces, roping and tree stands are for sale.
RIGHT: David Hickel (left) and Luke Smith, both 16, members of Boy Scout Troop 159, shake out a Fraser fir that had been delivered to the troop's Christmas tree stand on Fairfax Pike in Stephens City.

Stephens City — David Hickel loves making Christmas trees dance.

The logistics behind the short performances aren’t that mysterious — putting a fresh Fraser fir into the tree shaker to get rid of…

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