SCHUYLER FALLS - Author James P. Hewitt will once again donate proceeds from the sale of his book, "The Christmas Tree," to organizations that help needy children.
Hewitt, a registered nurse at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, researched the origin of the Christmas tree, before writing the 88-page book last year. The book discusses the evolution of the Christmas tree and also describes the most common types of trees, the merits of real versus fake trees, and other seasonal decorations like wreathes. Additionally, the book addresses real tree care and holiday safety.
The book, which retails for $15, is available for purchase on-line at http://stores. lulu.com/jamesphewitt and through Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and Borders Books. Proceeds will help Make-A-Wish, Ronald McDonald House, and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.