Buy a Christmas tree, support The Center

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Kerry and Chrissy Foley are donating 10 percent of each tree sold to Islanders in support of The Center of Anna Maria Island. - Kristin Swain | Sun

Merry Christmas Trees of Bradenton is teaming up with The Center of Anna Maria Island to help make the season brighter for the nonprofit.

Michigan natives Kerry and Chrissy Foley, along with their family, come to the Beachway Plaza at 75th Street and Manatee Avenue every year to sell fresh cut Christmas trees as Merry Christmas Trees of Bradenton. This year, if patrons of the pop-up tree farm mention that they live on Anna Maria Island or support The Center of Anna Maria Island, the Center will receive 10 percent of each tree purchase. Kerry said he and his family feel that it’s a great way to give back to the community that becomes their home over the holidays. He said the family also donated a tree to be raffled off for Lester Family Fun Day at the Center.

The tree farm is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day and has trees of all sizes, decorations and homemade jam for purchase. Tree delivery and set up also are available for an additional fee.