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Soper-Wheeler Recieves Christmas Wreaths as a Thank You

Christmas wreath hangs at Soper-Wheeler office
Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath

December 2011

“We are very grateful for the support that Soper-Wheeler Company gives Troop 6”  says Boy Scout Troop leaders Robert Mowers and  Robert Wankmuller.

For quite a few years, Soper-Wheeler has been involved in the Christmas traditions of a local Boy Scout Troop 6. Troop 6 is based in Yuba City, and comes to the foothills to harvest incense cedar boughs to make Christmas Wreaths for their annual fund-raiser.

Scott Worden, one of Soper-Wheeler’s foresters, arranges the permit for the Scouts allowing them to harvest the incense cedar boughs on Soper-Wheeler lands.

Harvest usually starts the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and concludes on Friday. Saturday will find the scouts starting to cut the boughs to size, then building the wreaths for the next ten days.

The scouts do the majority of wreath building with the help of their families – who help cut the boughs to size. The 14 inch diameter wreaths are then sold to the Yuba Sutter Rotary (charter organization), Sutter North Medical Group, and in the communities of Marysville, Yuba City and Sutter.

A few wreaths will make it down to Sacramento to people who are lucky enough to  have connections. If the scouts have built enough wreaths, they will then be displayed at the Yuba City Christmas Stroll.

The proceeds from the wreath fundraiser help to pay for Summer Camp, purchasing equipment for high adventure backpacking and white water rafting, and other scouting activities. Without these funds, some of the scouts would not be able to attend these functions.

We are honored to have two of these beautiful wreaths made by Troop 6 hanging in our office.

Please see the Boy Scouts – Troop 6 website for more information about the scouts and their activities.

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