As families prepare to buy a tree to adorn their living room for the holiday season, several local vendors are vying for your patronage. Lynn and Butch Drum are the owners of the lot that runs right next to Wenzel’s on Calumet Avenue in Manitowoc, and have been in the tree selling business for quite some time.
While most tree vendors are running into a tree shortage due to planting less during the recession in 2008, Butch says that is not a problem for them.
The Drum’s sell a combination of Fraser and Balsam Fir’s and Butch says that they also offer something that most places do not.
Butch and Lynn are very happy to have served the Manitowoc area for so long, and see the same faces every year. Now they are seeing a new trend emerge.
It’s not just the families that come to buy a tree that are brought closer together. The Drums say they love having their family involved.
We asked the couple if they think their grandkids will take over the business someday.
The Drums run their business on a simple philosophy.
A part of that philosophy is doing whatever they can to make the tree buying process as easy as possible.
Butch told us that it is amazing to be running a business that brings his and other families together. Stop on out to meet the Drum’s and make a selection from their wide variety of trees in the Parking lot of Wenzel’s Perfect World, located at 3920 Calumet Ave in Manitowoc.