Another reason to the season on Texter Mountain

By on December 14, 2016

Texter Mountain Pines Christmas tree farm, located along Texter Mountain Road in West Cocalico Township, is buzzing with the activity of the season.
The farm is its third decade of operation; Glenn and Carolyn Schoener sold their first tree in 1985.

Photos by Michele Walter Fry A scene from long ago replayed in West Cocalico Township: an ancient Chevrolet with a tree strapped to its roof.

Photos by Michele Walter Fry
A scene from long ago replayed in West Cocalico Township: an ancient Chevrolet with a tree strapped to its roof.

The business shows the true meaning of the holiday as it raises funds to help neighbors with family members afflicted by multiple sclerosis (MS).
“My husband (Darren) grew up with the farm,” said Billie Jo Schoener, Glenn’s and Carolyn’s daughter-in-law. “The workers are friends, family, and high school kiddos.”
In addition to offering homemade cookies, hot cocoa and coffee, their children, Dalton and Haley, make ornaments to help support Team Mark in the fight for MS.
Team Mark is a group of friends and family who raise money to find a cure for MS, working in honor of the late Mark Ulrich, who passed at age 18 some five years ago. His parents are Troy and Mel Ulrich. Mark’s sister Adrienne resides in Texas.

Homemade Christmas wreathes, all tied up with pretty bows, are ready to find homes.

Homemade Christmas wreathes, all tied up with pretty bows, are ready to find homes.

Though Mark did not have MS, many in his family have suffered the disease.
“Dalton and Haley wanted to try to earn money to donate to the Lancaster County MS walk, and every year since they try to make something different, the ornaments were such a great hit last year that they did it again this year,” said Billy Jo.

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