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The Tuscaloosa Y's Men's Club announced that it will offer customers the ability to purchase Christmas trees online until Nov. 24.

Tree Sale Chairman and former county sheriff Ted Sexton said that the group has sold fir trees for the holidays for 60 years. He said they have been looking to offer a way to purchase trees online since last year, and the coronavirus pandemic made it an even more pressing priority.

"We put [the online option] together to respond to the Christmas tree shortage but now it is beneficial for the noncontact," Sexton said. "We've already started selling trees on the internet and it has a large selection of trees, and we will continue that up until Nov. 24 and if somebody needs to buy a tree on there past [Nov. 24] we'll have a mechanism to handle it."

Trees bought online will be delivered for free within a 25-mile radius. For those who still want to pick their tree out in person, Sexton said the Y's Men's Club will continue their tradition of selling trees in the parking lot of Bowlero off of McFarland Boulevard.

Sexton said all proceeds from the sale will benefit the Tuscaloosa YMCA. This year, Sexton said the group has over 300 12-foot Christmas trees that are being shipped in from North Carolina to assure that there will be enough trees for customers.

For more information about the sale or how to purchase a tree online, check out the YMCA Tuscaloosa Facebook page here.

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