As popularity for The Christmas Weed continues to grow, now you can show your support for Toledo's own version of A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree around town and to your friends over the holidays with this limited edition shirt.
Our friends at LateralGig have begun printing a limited run of "Rockin' Around The Christmas Weed" t-shirts, available for only $20.00 each! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Feet On The Street, a Toledo Police Department charity. Click here to buy a Toledo Christmas Weed shirt online (orders not guaranteed to be shipped before Christmas). You can also visit the new LateralGig storefront from 11:00AM to 6:00PM Thursday & Friday at 329 N. Superior Street in Downtown Toledo to buy one immediately and wear it for Christmas.
The Story of The Christmas Weed
TOLEDO (WTOL) - By now, you’ve probably heard about the famous Toledo Christmas Weed. The weed started out as just that: a shrub at the corner of Secor and Alexis that most probably thought was an eyesore. The Emrick family was the exception, and saw that the weed could turn into something much more with just a little love and care.
Think the Charlie Brown Christmas tree, plus a grass-roots giving opportunity. People have been bringing donations to benefit those in need, and collection boxes have been put in place.
You’ll need to enjoy the miracle that is the Toledo Christmas Weed while you can, though. On Jan. 1, at least 30 local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be cleaning up the area. They plan to be out there around 1 p.m.
Thursday: Pack the Truck food drive to benefit SeaGate Food Bank, 5-8 p.m.
Friday: Christmas Caroling, 5-6 p.m.
The Toledo Christmas Weed even has its own Facebook page, where fans can keep up with what is going on at the viral corner in west Toledo.
On Thursday, a Pack the Truck event will be held from 5-8 p.m. A truck from Charlie’s Dodge will be present to fill up with nonperishable food donations for the SeaGate Food Bank. The truck will be in the Rite Aid parking lot, which is located at 5765 Secor Road, the same corner as the Christmas Weed.
In the Charlie Brown Christmas movie - after everyone had realized it “wasn’t such a bad little tree" - the kids all sang carols around the tree. This is another parallel the Christmas Weed shares with the Charlie Brown Christmas tree, as a caroling event has been set for Friday at the weed, hosted by WSPD's Fred LeFebvre.