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Local farm participates in Trees for Troops weekend

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CARLTON,MN-- Families in the Northland spent their Saturday morning looking for the perfect Christmas tree.

Jim Whorton and his crew are spending time getting over 100 Christmas trees into a FedEx truck.

All for the Christmas Spirit Foundations 'Trees for Troops' weekend.

Owner Jim Whorton, "This is a very, very worthwhile program to get trees to military families that are separated during the holiday because of one of the members in on deployment overseas."

It's something his farm has participated in for many years.

Whorton says, "This is the 12th or 13th year I think that we here at Chum Lake have been involved."

This year their trees will go to Fort Riley military base in Kansas.

"There are people are buying and selecting their tree here today," says Whorton.

Many will donate a tree to go on the trailer to families.

Liz Bottomley purchased a tree and says, "Just like to say thanks to all the families that sacrifice all year long to protect and serve our country."

Both have connections to the military, Whorton served during Vietnam.

Whorton says, "It's very important to me, I spent nine years in the military a lot of years ago during that time of year it's just something we can do to help lessen the pain of holiday and families being separated."

Not only buying a tree but saying thank you and spreading some holiday cheer.

If you're interested in donating click here.

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Emma Quinn

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