Centennial High School in Franklin receives $3,500 donation from Santa's Trees and Brookside Properties

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Centennial High School received a $3,500 donation from Santa's Trees in early December. Pictured from left: Jim McLeod from Santa's Trees, Meghan Sanders from Centennial High School, Amy McDade from Brookside Properties and Lorraine Otero from Walgreens. (Courtesy Santa's Trees)

Centennial High School received a $3,500 donation from Santa's Trees in early December. Pictured from left: Jim McLeod from Santa's Trees, Meghan Sanders from Centennial High School, Amy McDade from Brookside Properties and Lorraine Otero from Walgreens. (Courtesy Santa's Trees)

A local Christmas tree farm has partnered with Brookside Properties and a local Walgreens location to give back to the community during the holiday season.

Santa's Trees, which sets up its Christmas tree lot each year in Franklin near Walgreens on Mallory Lane and Cool Springs Boulevard, announced Dec. 11 it has made a $3,500 donation to Centennial High School in Franklin. The tree lot has been in business for the past 35 years and has also donated to Brentwood High School, Hillsboro High Schools and East Magnet High School in the past, according to a release.

“We love seeing local families each year and being a part of their Christmas traditions, so it’s wonderful to give back to the community with these yearly donations,” Santa’s Trees owner Jim McLeod said in a release.

The donation was presented to CHS Principal Meghan Sanders earlier this month.

“Centennial High School is truly grateful for the generosity of our longstanding community partners, Santa’s Trees, Brookside, and Walgreens, who continually invest in our students and in our school community,” Sanders said. “Through their support, we are able to fund initiatives that enrich our students’ academic opportunities at CHS.”


Santa's Trees operates eight locations across the Greater Nashville region, including in Brentwood, Mt. Juliet and Hendersonville. www.santaschristmastrees.com
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.