Community News

Scout Christmas Tree Lot at St. Al’s: It’s Christmas tree time again for Scouts & Crew 100 & 8100 in Ballard. The Scouts will be selling Christmas trees for their annual fundraiser at St. Alphonsus’ parking lot until December 15.

Scouts & Crew have been selling Christmas trees in the Ballard area since 1956. Buying a tree at the tree lot is a tradition, with many families returning year after year. Proceeds from sales help send the Scouts to summer camp and cover camping trips and Scouts’ Night Out activities. The Scouts also donate trees to several local churches, and a portion of the tree lot proceeds go to the Ballard Food Bank.

  • Location: St. Alphonsus Parish Parking Lot, 15th Avenue NW between NW 57th Street & NW 58th Street
  • Hours: Monday through Friday: 3-8pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9am-9pm
  • Products Available: Six varieties of fresh-cut trees ranging from 3’-9’+ tall, including Fraser Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir, Norway Spruce, Sheared Douglas Fir, and “our famous Charlie Brown trees. Trees are delivered twice a week from local growers to ensure freshness. Fresh holiday greenery includes deluxe wreaths, cedar garland by the foot, tree stands, and more.

Service Academy and ROTC Virtual Informational Forum, Tuesday, 12/21, 7-8pm: School and parish families are invited to this virtual event to learn more about the Service Academies and ROTC. Come hear from Catholic School alumni who have attended one of the five U.S. Service Academies (West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, Merchant Marine Academy) and ROTC programs throughout the country. Participants must register in advance for the event. Click here to register.

Nutty Squirrel Community Kit Fundraiser: Great News! The Nutty Squirrel Community Kit Fundraiser has been extended to the end of 2021. Grab your kit for a fun and delicious evening with friends and family. Each kit is $33, with $5 of your purchase going to your school! Also, new this year; it’s a competition! Nutty Squirrel will host a Happy Hour for the school with most Community Kit purchases, where every student will receive a free gelato!

The Community Kit includes: 2 pints of gelato, take-n-bake brownie tray, salted caramel sauce, Squirrel Stash Sprinkles Honeyberry Studios postcard and Nutty merch. Order here for curbside pick-up or delivery.