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Hammond family enjoys a smashing Christmas tradition

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Dirk Vrieze, 30, of Hammond, has a not-so-traditional Christmas day tradition.

For the past six years the Vrieze family has had a demolition derby on Christmas morning.


Immediately after opening presents the Vriezes and around 250 spectators head to Dirk's dad's farm land at the corner of County Road E and 200th Street for a chilly morning of crashed cars and good company.

The derby usually starts at 10 a.m. and ends around 11:15 a.m.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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