Local tree farm spreads holiday cheer to troops around the country

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It’s the holiday season and the Peacock Family Tree Farm has paired up with a national charity, Trees For Troops, in hopes of spreading joy and cheer to those who can’t be home this Christmas.

The man who bought the farm in 1985, also known as “Farmer Ed,” says they can’t wait to reach as many people as possible this season.

“We’re hauling as many as 9,000 people during the season to go see Santa Claus.  That’s really cool,” Ed said.

This year, him and his team are asking those visiting their farm to also spread cheer to troops.  They are excited to be participating in Trees for Troops, giving those the opportunity to send a tree to someone currently serving.

Over the whole nation, about 10,000 trees a year are delivered to different bases. And we’re just proud that we were selected to be one of the places to send some trees,” Ed said.

The first truck of Christmas trees went down to New Orleans last weekend, but the Peacock Family farm will be collecting donations all season long.



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