Thornhill Farm Christmas Trees is closed for the year due to the tornado

Northeast Alabama
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ROSALIE, Ala. - Thornhill Farm Christmas Trees stood as a popular Rosalie attraction for more than 30 years. That changed Tuesday night. The fairly new wedding venue attraction, destroyed.

"We came to the barn, which we worked so hard on. My husband has put two to three years of just blood and sweat and tears in it and we were just devastated," says Cherie Thornhill Ramage, owner of the farm.

They plan to rebuild, but it won`t be the same.

"We don't know about the wedding venues, because like I said, we've had so much hard work into this barn," says Cherie.  "We don't know if it's feasible to rebuild it and put everything we put into it."

The owners are very grateful they didn't have much damage to their trees.

"Our trees survived. We're going to have to go through and give them a little love and some care and straighten some of them up.  Other than that we will be back."

More importantly they're grateful for the lives of their family. Cherie's mother and sister live on the property.

"My mom and sister could've been taken away, so I was just overcome with a sense of peace because I knew that material things can be replaced."

Cherie says Thornhill Farm is way more than a business, it's a legacy that was first started with her late father.  A legacy she's not willing to let go.

"We will be back with the Christmas trees. We hope to expand. We look to this as an opportunity to come back bigger, better and make more people happy."

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