Thirty year tradition raises funds for local fire department

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Colonial Park Fire Company is holding their annual Christmas tree sale. Since 1985, the company has been selling the trees to raise funds.

"We get township funding toward maintenance and apparatus and what not, but this takes care of all of our internal stuff we need to do. So, it's one of our biggest fundraisers," said John Fogg, from Colonial Park.

The trees are available 7 days a week. Monday -Friday hours are 4:00pm - 10:00pm. On weekends they are selling from 10:00am - 9:00pm.

This year the sales is also in memory of lifetime member Russell Knapp Jr. who died onĀ  Friday.

As per the department's Facebook page:

"It comes with deep regret that the Colonial Park Fire Company announces the passing of Life Member and Fire Policeman Russell "Pop" Knapp. Pop lost his battle with cancer Friday morning December 04.

The wake for Pop Knapp will be held at the Zimmerman Auer Funeral Home, 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg PA on Tuesday December 08 from 1800-2000 hours.

The funeral will be at 1000 hours on Wednesday December 09 with funeral services again at the Zimmerman Auer Funeral Home and internment following at the Blue Ridge Cemetery, 6701 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg PA.

Members of the Colonial Park Fire Company and Lower Paxton Police Department will be conducting the honor guard and organizing an arch for the internment service.

Please share for widest dissemination as Russell "Pop" Knapp was known not only throughout Lower Paxton Township but also throughout most of South Central PA for his involvement in emergency services.

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