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Tifton sells trees to help Southwestern State

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ALBANY,  GA (WALB) -  The city of Tifton sold Palm trees to raise money for Southwestern State Hospital. The annual Mayor's Motorcade in Thomasville is coming up December 10th.  

Friday's fundraiser will help provide Christmas presents for hospital patients. City employees sat outside Adcock Pecans this afternoon selling donated palm trees and two dollar raffle tickets for a kayak. 

"You see people that generally don't even have visitors. And that's what this is for. This is so that everyone can have a Christmas. Everyone can get a gift," said Tifton Mayor Jamie Cater.

"We have about 15,000 households in Tift County. And if we had one dollar from every household, that would be unbelievable," said Tifton City Clerk Rona Martin.

On November 7th they'll hold a yard sale to raise money. Tifton has participated in the fundraiser for 12 years now they say this year has been the slowest for donations.

You can donate money or gifts anytime.

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