Generations come together over Christmas tree shopping on Black Friday

Generations come together over Christmas tree shopping on Black Friday

On 140 acres of tree covered hills over the sound of handsaws cutting through pine, you will likely hear is laughter.  The only thing you will likely see more of than trees is smiles as families search for the perfect Christmas tree. 

“Cutting a Christmas tree is something I think that ties the family together and my thought is when that child who is 10 gets to be 30 and he says, Dad do you remember the year we were at Summers and …  It’s the ‘and’ that is the memory maker,” said Judy Summers, whose family has owned and operated Summers Christmas Tree Farm for 52 years.

This year, on Black Friday, it was anything, but as families trekked across hillsides marked by green grass and evergreen trees.

“This is actually a really nice day for a winter in Wisconsin,” said BreAnna Jenkins, who was searching for a tree with her husband, her mother, father and her 1-year-old daughter, Brigitta.

“We’ve been coming out getting a Christmas tree since before I can even remember,” Jenkins said.

Summers Christmas Tree Farm will be open daily through Christmas Eve, giving families the chance to find a tree and continue a tradition.

“For me it is about getting my boys out in the woods for a walk and fresh air and it is a tradition.  We’ve done this every year,” Nancy Wrennbauch said.