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Norrie Club hosts Christmas tree burn


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IRONWOOD — On Saturday, about 100 people from the western Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin’s northwoods gathered together to mark the end of the Jack Frost Festival by burning their Christmas trees at the “Light Up the Night” party at the Norrie Amateur Sports Club near the Hiawatha statue in Ironwood.

Embers rose high into the night sky above the fire. According to the organizers, more than 260 Christmas trees were stacked on the pile when they started the burn. An additional 83 trees and 150 wooden pallets were gradually added to the pyre to keep it...