German Village Gazette

Leader of the pack

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Braxton, a 4-month-old vizsla, leads the way as Jenna and James Rice of German Village walk back to their car with their Christmas trees at the Hickory Ridge Tree Farm in Alexandria on Nov. 29. According to farm owner Karl Rieppel, he and his family began growing trees at the farm in 1957 and began selling Christmas trees in 1965.