Area Christmas tree farm keeps tradition alive

RAVENEL, SC (WCSC) - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

For the Walters family, owners of the Toogoodoo Tree Farm in Ravenel, that means it's time to get to work.

"The day after Thanksgiving we don't lay around and watch football," said Ellinor Walters, who's worked on the family tree farm since she was nine.

"We're out here working hard, cutting down Christmas trees."

Dan Holm, a traveler who stopped by Toogoodoo on his way back to Florida, found the tree farm on Google.

"It's amazing how it gets you into the Christmas spirit," he said. "You've got to get the tree first and I think from there you move in the right direction to get the whole thing set up."

"It's all about family tradition," added Ellinor Walters. Her father Greg, along with brother John Walters purchased the farm nine years ago.

"It's not about the business. It's not about getting your hands dirty and cutting down trees. It's about coming together as a family."

This weekend marks the opening for tree farms across the country.

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