NC Christmas Tree Association has summer meeting, trade show at MHS
LEDGER – The North Carolina Christmas Tree Association had its annual summer meeting and trade show Friday, Aug. 17, and Saturday, Aug. 18, at Mitchell High School.
More than 100 attendees and 21 vendors attended the two-day event, which features Christmas tree growers from the state six largest Frasier fir-producing counties – Mitchell, Avery, Jackson, Watauga, Allegheny and Ashe. The summer meeting rotates among those counties and was last hosted in Mitchell County in 2012.
“We have had a good turnout,” said Jennifer Greene, executive director of the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association. “The vendors and the attendees seem pleased with the event this year. It’s important we get together and discuss what’s going on in our industry.”
Attendees had a business meeting, listened to several speakers, watched demonstrations and participated in tree and wreath contests along with attending a social event Friday evening with dinner and live entertainment at the Cross Street Commerce Center in Spruce Pine.
A farm tour on Saturday took attendees to Christmas Tree Hill Nursery, Buck’s Tree Farm, Wolf Creek Tree Farm and Roan Mountain.
There was also a fundraising raffle for a rifle and a Yeti cooler.