You can buy a fresh tree around here on almost every corner, but you can't buy one from the Shades Valley Optimist Club that has been selling Christmas trees in Homewood for as long as I can remember. That's Shades Cahaba Elementary Schoolin the background. Every year I taught there, (19 to be exact) the Optimists put up their lights and moved the green mini trailer onto the Horseshoe, as we called it. That meant Christmas was coming ! I took my third graders up there every year to make their pictures with the trees or with cute Santa hats looking through a wreath. This organization does good work in our communities, please support them.