Christmas spirit alive in Appleton
Appleton — An Appleton family is continuing a tradition started five years ago by offering Christmas trees to those in need.
Jeff and Cathy Cleaveland, owners of Appleton Basket Company, own about 55 acres just across the town line in Liberty.
Each year, the family puts a notice in the Appleton school newsletter, where their two children, Cassia and Ethan, are students, to let families who may not be able to afford a tree, the opportunity to choose one from their property.
In the last couple of years, they have opened up the offer to anyone needing a tree.
The trees are not farmed Christmas trees, the family said, but are perfect for someone who needs one.
Anyone in the Appleton area needing a tree can call 845-2067 and the Cleavelands will help them pick out and cut a tree.