One cut, and there it was.
Albertville Mayor Jillian (Schommer) Hendrickson and her dad, Mark Schommer, were on their annual trip to cut down their Christmas tree at a farm near Zimmerman. Surrounded by her siblings, a somewhat somber outing turned into a joyous event that will be remembered forever.
The annual outing was something the family’s matriarch, Patti, had loved – and it had turned into a family tradition for Jillian and her siblings. This would be the first without Patti, though. She died in 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Check out their story – captured by NBC affiliate KARE 11: