Rep. Kinsey, Produce Junction team up for Christmas-tree giveaway

 Terrance Smith (far right) said the Christmas-tree giveaway helped out during tough times. (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

Terrance Smith (far right) said the Christmas-tree giveaway helped out during tough times. (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

A steady stream of people headed to the parking lot behind state Rep. Stephen Kinsey’s Germantown Avenue district office on Wednesday afternoon to grab one of an estimated 100 Christmas trees being given away.

In its third year, the giveaway is possible because of the generosity of the owner of Produce Junction who reached out to the office of Kinsey’s predecessor, former state Rep. John Myers.

Kinsey, who served as Myers’ chief-of-staff before becoming a state representative, said his chief-of-staff, Stacey Wright, was integral in keeping the tradition going.

That worked out well for Terrance Smith, who loaded a tree into the back of the minivan that helps get his family — most notably, the seven children — around town.

“Hard times right now, and this really helps,” Smith said. “Every little bit helps.”

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