Santa greets two special guests. Photo by J. Walker

Santa greets two special guests. Photo by J. Walker

 

MCHS Baseball Players Gage Brown and Eli Zimmerman work the farm annually as a fundraiser for the team.

MCHS Baseball Players Gage Brown and Eli Zimmerman work the farm annually as a fundraiser for the team.

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, Staff Writer

Thanksgiving ushers in the annual holiday season, but the day of communal gratitude quickly gives way to the hectic hustle and bustle as people prepare for Christmas. Jack’s Creek Christmas Tree Farm and Nursery aims to ease the inevitable holiday stress by providing customers with a one-stop spot for holiday supplies and festivities.

The farm offers a vast selection of Christmas Trees, Christmas decorations and hosts several holiday events all situated on an historic 60-acre lot of farm land in Bostwick. Jack’s Creek Farm began their Christmas season hours on Nov. 23, now open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until Dec. 21.

“We are all about family. We want families to come out and enjoy the day with the animals and the weekend hay-rides and Santa Claus visits,” said Damon Malcom, one of the owners of Jack’s Creek Farm. Jack Creek’s offers family pictures with Santa Claus free of charge.

“Santa is free, too, just remember to bring your own camera to take those family photos,” said Malcom. Saint Nick will make appearances at Jack’s Creek Farm on Dec. 1, 7-8, and 14-15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Dec. 2 and 16, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Grandma’s Christmas Shop on Jack’s Creek Farm will offer a “Hayride Through Tunnel of Lights” for only one dollar per person on the weekends as well as a small petting zoo, open daily, for families to enjoy. The petting zoo, free of charge, features rabbits, chickens, turkeys, a pig, a donkey, and a lamb. Jack’s Creek Farm also participates in a number of charitable causes.

For the last five years the farm as participated in Trees for Troops, a Christmas Spirit Foundation program, that sends Christmas trees to U.S. troops all over the world. This year, Jack’s Creek Farm has pledged 25 trees to be donated to troops.

The farm also invites the Morgan County High School baseball team to volunteer every year during the holiday season. In exchange, the farm covers the cost of uniforms and other supplies for the baseball season. Jack’s Creek Farm was founded in 1975 and the current owners, Malcom and Mark Batchelor, took over the operation in 1996.

Malcom and Batchelor are proud of the business they have built. “Since February of 2000, Jack’s Creek Farm plants more than 10,000 trees with 30 different species. The goal of Jack’s Creek Nursery has always been to produce high quality trees for customers at a reasonable price,” wrote Malcom and Batchelor in a joint statement. Jack Creek’s Farm is located at 2291 Price Mill Rd in Bostwick. For more information call 706-343-1855 or www.jackscreekfarm.com