Buy a Christmas tree, help an Indiana student

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The countdown to Christmas is on.

Many Hoosiers got their trees Saturday at the 14th Annual Christmas Tree Sale at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. A 5th grade class planted the first trees back in 1993 with plans to use the money their senior year to help pay for prom, guest speakers and a senior trip.

In the first year the trees were up for sale, they made about $400. Last year, they brought in $6,000.

"Everybody knows that money is pretty tight with the State," said Dave Schnieders, a tree farm coordinator, "and so having this fund that brings in this extra money for them allows them to take some trips they probably wouldn't be taking."

All of the money raised Saturday goes to the school's activity fund.