Customers flock to Christmas tree operations

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Black Friday isn’t just about buying Christmas presents. Many local residents find the day after Thanksgiving to be an ideal time to buy a Christmas tree.

In the top photo, Emily Bannister, left, and Kristin Pahl pull a Douglas fir tree through a baler at County House Christmas Trees in Albion. The site is located at Panek Farms, 13420 West County House Rd.

For many years Hugh and Eleni Dudley operated a Christmas tree farm on County House Road before their granddaughter Katie Klotzbach moved the operation down the road to her parents’ farm last year.

Bannister and Pahl both work at the site during the holiday season.