ALPENA, Mich.— What started out as a heart warming gift from a mother turned into a tradition for Alpena families. For many years, the Jones family has decorated their residence for on lookers to enjoy, but this is the last Christmas season for the annual festivity.
Each tree has a different number and name, but all serving one purpose of spreading holiday cheer. The Jones family set out on that mission forty–five years ago decorating trees and making room for a visit from Santa before Christmas.
Families got the opportunity to see fifty–seven Christmas trees this season while children dropped off their letters to the jolly ol fella. Jones says, her and her husband have kept those letters in hopes to one day share them with the community.
All holiday decorations will be given to the Salvation Army after the holiday.