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Wondering where to get your Christmas tree this year?

Wondering where to get your Christmas tree this year?

For those of you who celebrate Christmas with a real tree, it can be daunting trying to find the best place to get one. Well, look no further that Michigan's Christmas Tree Association website.

The site is full of great information about how to choose a tree, where to get find one and much more. One of the sites best features are its interactive maps to help you find "Choose & Cut" farms, retail lots, and wholesale trees. There's also plenty of information for children and educators.

Click here to visit the Michigan Christmas Tree Association website.

Wondering where to get your Christmas tree this year?

Wondering where to get your Christmas tree this year?

For those of you who celebrate Christmas with a real tree, it can be daunting trying to find the best place to get one. Well, look no further that Michigan's Christmas Tree Association website.

The site is full of great information about how to choose a tree, where to get find one and much more. One of the sites best features are its interactive maps to help you find "Choose & Cut" farms, retail lots, and wholesale trees. There's also plenty of information for children and educators.

Click here to visit the Michigan Christmas Tree Association website.

Making a Michigan Thanksgiving dinner

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) - It is possible to fill a Thanksgiving table with food raised or grown in West Michigan. WZZM's Jon Mills found the main ingredients by visiting some farms and stores in Muskegon and Ottawa Counties. Here's how you can do it.

Man with mistaken felony on record

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- A West Michigan man has a felony on his record and its not his. It's preventing him from getting a good job.

He called 13 On Your Side looking for help to clear his name. It became crucial when he was recently hired by United Parcel Service. "I needed this UPS job. I was hired. I was supposed to report there on the 28th. This month, on Monday," says Marcus D. Johnson.

Johnson was going to work at the company's Muskegon location. But, as he was making plans to start, he says they called him back and said he had a felony on his file. The background check showed that he had been convicted of Uttering and Publishing also known as forgery.

It wasn't the first time the issue had come up. Several months ago, Johnson was denied a gun permit. He contacted the FBI in hopes of getting it taken care of. "I sent them my fingerprints, social security, and birth certificate. They sent me a letter back saying I was denied."

Dune Drummers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation donates 10,000 lbs of food

Dune Drummers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation donates 10,000 lbs of food

For the eleventh year, the Dune Drummers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation purchased frozen turkeys to give to families less fortunate than us at Thanksgiving. The National Program was designed to give turkeys but the Chapter has taken this to a new level.  For the last several years, they have not only given Turkeys to families in need, but have also given all the necessary groceries to have a complete Thanksgiving meal.

This past Sunday the organization purchased approximately 10,000 lbs. of food and packed 200 box's of food to be given away.  Each box contained one twenty pound turkey, one ten pound bag of potatoes, two each cans of gravy, two box's of stuffing, two cans of corn, two cans of green beans, two cans of yams, one can of cranberries, one loaf of bread and one pumpkin pie. 

Teens charged with stealing from dozens of cars

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- Two Muskegon teenagers are facing charges tonight for stealing from at least 30 cars in Grand Haven Township.  Police arrested 18-year old Dustin Magnuson and 17-year old Zachary Mikkelson on Saturday. 

Detectives say they stole $10,000 in property from unlocked cars in Grand Haven Township between November 10th and the 19th.  They found some of the stolen property in Magnuson's car during a traffic stop.  The stolen items include laptops, GPS units and cell phones.

200 turkeys given away in 30 minutes

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - It didn't take the staff at Muskegon radio station 103.7 The Beat long to pass out 200 frozen turkeys Tuesday.  The job finished in just over 30 minutes.  The baskets, boxes, and wagons Muskegon residents brought empty, went away full with ingredients to make a Thanksgiving meal.

Station General Manager Paul Allen Billings says the turkey giveaway is the tenth for the station.  Billings says he sees the need for food in the community growing year after year.  And according to Billings, "Muskegon is seeing some hard times."

Calvin Banks of Muskegon Heights put the food he received at the event in the back of his truck.  He and his wife just took in two granddaughters and Banks says times are tight, "I have not had a job in six years."  Banks intends on cooking his turkey Thursday morning, and inviting his extended family over for dinner on Thursday afternoon.