Christmas spirit alive in Appleton

By Kim Lincoln | Nov 30, 2012
Source: File photo Jeff and Cathy Cleaveland and their children Cassia and Ethan offer Christmas trees to those in need. This photo was taken in 2011.

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.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Debra Beattie | Nov 30, 2012 16:54

What a wonderful way of giving.Knowing Cathy, I'm not surprised. she's a thoughtful caring person. Merry Christmas to a wonderful family!

Posted by: Amanda Parten | Nov 30, 2012 12:38

What a great act of kindness on part of the family! Blessings to them!

Posted by: Catherine L Leonard | Nov 30, 2012 11:54

How sweet and giving!

Posted by: Michael Smith | Nov 30, 2012 11:03

Well done! An excellent way to spread Christmas cheer.

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