Mechanicsville Optimist Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale

Starting with less than 100 trees placed modestly in the parking lot of Earl’s Barbecue in Charlotte Hall. (Now Rita’s of Charlotte Hall).  Years following, the tree sales slowly grew and the sites grew as well. The Club moved its Christmas tree sales to Club Sunrise in Charlotte Hall (now Burger King) and later was held for many years at DJ’s One Stop in Mechanicsville.

While at DJ’s the Christmas Tree Event grew to its largest size, a 600 tree event, and the Club grew with the event. In the late 80’s McKay’s Food generously allowed the club to set a Northern Stand up in its parking lot. Since then, the club has managed to maintain two lots. In 2010, the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department generously donated its Carnival Lot as a new stand and staging area. The Club has always interacted with other community service organizations and the MVFD / MVRS has always been a large part of the Club’s annual operations as well as membership!

With about 60 Club events a year, the Christmas Tree Event still requires the full effort of the Club’s membership to cover the week night and full day weekend shifts. We also receive assistance from local community service workers provided by the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s office.

By providing hope and positive vision through the members of this Club, this Club will bring out the best in kids.


Mechanicsville Optimist Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale

When:  November 27 – December 24, 2015

              (Once all the trees are sold all lots will close)

Where: Mechanicsville VFD Carnival Lot
               McKay’s Plaza (Charlotte Hall)

Times: Monday-Fridays from 5pm - 9pm
              Saturdays            from 9am - 9pm
              Sundays              from 9am - 6pm

Get your fresh cut Christmas Tree before they’re gone!!
(Trees are always just fresh cut less than 10 days before delivery)

All proceeds benefit youth and community programs in our area!!
For more information about any of our community programs, fundraisers or becoming a member,
Please Contact Bill Stone (240)925-0341, Danny Davis (240)298-1653 or

The Mechanicsville Optimist Clubs thanks you for your support & extends warm holiday greetings to you and your family this holiday season.


Mission, Vision and Purposes of Optimist International

• By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

• Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

• To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

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