FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A local used car dealership collected enough Christmas trees to decorates a few hundred homes for the holiday season.
Preferred Automotive Group had a total of 300 free Christmas trees to give away on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10 a.m. Sunday at all three Fort Wayne locations.
There were only about 10 trees left by 12 p.m. at the Illinois Road location.
The dealership has held the event for 27 years, and more than five thousand trees have been given away since its inception.
“We have a lot of giveaways during the year, but this is one of our favorite annual events. If a Christmas tree helps bring joy to some families, then it’s something we’ll do for as long as possible,” said owner Jay Leonard in a press release.
The Facebook page for the event said Preferred Auto staff and volunteers were available to load and secure trees to vehicles. There was a limit of one tree per vehicle.
The lots are not open for car sales Sunday. Locations participating in the giveaway are at 5005 Illinois Road, 9134 Lima Road, and 615 East State Blvd.