SOUTH FORSYTH — The South Forsyth High School band is collecting Christmas trees and electronics as part of a fundraising effort.
On Wednesday and Saturday, the band will take the items for a small donation, and will continue accepting electronics in the band room at South Forsyth until Jan. 8.
“For a $10 donation, we will come and pick up your tree and take it to one of the local recycling centers to dispose of it properly,” said Diane Waugh, vice presidents of the band’s booster club.
“We’re also accepting small electronics, such as iPads, iPhones, old cellphones, fitness bands, printer cartridges to recycle those as well.”
This is the second year the band has collected trees. Waugh said the idea for the fundraiser was two-fold.
“The baseball team sells trees, and we were kind of looking for a way that we could complement that,” Waugh said. “Actually, one of our band directors was an Eagle Scout and this was something that his scouting troop did back when he was in scouts, so that’s where the idea comes from.
Waugh said all money will go toward marching band uniforms, some of which are aging.
“The band is looking to raise money to purchase new uniforms,” she said. “Our marching uniforms are currently as old as our incoming freshmen, and we have explosive growth, so we’re doing everything we can to try and help raise money.”