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Stacy Fladeboe, owner of Stacy’s Nursery in Willmar, left, looks at trees with long-time customer Carole Vennerstrom on Friday. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Day after Thanksgiving: ‘Part of it is tradition and part of it says Christmas to me’


WILLMAR — Every year since about 1960 Carole Vennerstrom has come to the same locally-owned nursery to buy the family Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving.

This year was no different.

Vennerstrom, 81, spent Friday afternoon with her daughter and two grandchildren walking through a maze of freshly-cut trees that were hanging right side up and gently twirling from the ceiling of a new greenhouse at Stacy’s Nursery in Willmar.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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