Winter Wonderland’s Christmas Trees – Creatively Recycled by Thonotosassa Goat Rescue

Clearwater, FL:  Early in January, rather than turn Christmas trees to mulch, the Clearwater Community Volunteers found a unique way to recycle half of the nearly 100 Christmas trees that decorated the 28th annual Winter Wonderland – Grady Goat Farm.

“I was watching the news and saw Grady Goat Farm was looking for donations of Christmas trees as a treat for the goats,” said Pam Ryan-Anderson, the President of the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV). “I called up the farm and learned there was a lot more to what they are doing then just taking care of goats.”

Grady Goat Farm serves as a goat rescue and utilizes goat yoga and special events to raise money for charitable causes – namely charities that help children facing adversity.

“The Clearwater Community Volunteers is dedicated to helping children and families in need within our community,” said Ms. Ryan-Anderson. “Our purpose is all about helping others, and having fun doing it – and when I heard that the farm uses special events and goat yoga to raise funds to help kids, I really wanted to help the owners of the farm.”

Pam, her husband Joel Anderson (who serves as Winter Wonderland’s Construction Director) and daughter Amanda (who also volunteers with CCV), drove out to the Thonotosassa with the trees.

“The farm is beautiful – there are more than 200 goats, plus cows and donkeys and the owners are just so passionate about what they do – it was inspirational,” said Ms. Ryan-Anderson. “And the goats and cows loved the trees.”

Grady Goat Farm also supports Grady Goat Foundation. For more information about the work they do, please visit

For more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers please visit


About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) have over 26 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater. Based on fundamentals developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, the CCV Center works with area non-profits to help these groups better attain their goals.