Getting ready for Christmastime ... in September
Even though Halloween decorations are still in stores, Christmas was on the minds of many this weekend.
Paul and Sherrill Schottler, owners of St. Croix Valley Trees in rural Somerset, played host to the 2008 Minnesota Christmas Tree Association summer convention on Sept. 12-13.
"This was the first time we had a combined meeting of Wisconsin and Minnesota tree growers," Sherrill Schottler said. "We had about 150 attendees and 20 vendors."