I grew up on County Road 3 in Wrenshall.  Technically I lived on what I called the border, because the kids on the other side of the street went to Carlton and I went to Wrenshall.  It was cool to have friends in both schools.  I was only about two miles from the Chub Lake Tree Farm, it didn't appear until after I had moved to Duluth.

I lived there when the Chub Lake Roads V'd, they've since revamped the roadways to make it safer.  In fact, my relative, Esther McFarland use to own the strawberry farm on one of the Chub Lake roads, did you ever go there and pick your own?  I was proud of my aunt and the fact that her hard work and dedication provided people with the opportunity for family fun together and yummy berries.

That's exactly what the Chub Lake Tree farm does for so many and after this weekend you can include military families around the country.  This is the eighth year they participated in Trees for Troops and the ONLY place in Minnesota!

They understand that if someone in a family that is deployed was the one that took care of cutting down the tree, it may be difficult for the family to obtain a tree wither because of funds or ability.  This weekend the Cloquet National Guard soldiers wrapped the 100 donated trees that were going to be shipped.

Another cool aspect was the generosity of the community.  Families that happen to be there buying their tree heard of what the soldiers were doing and offered to pay for a tree to be included on the load.  Doesn't that warm your heart!

Thank you to the Chub Lake Tree farm, the Cloquet National Guard and community for their dedication to military families to ensure their holidays are complete with a tree this year.

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