Lone Grove family celebrates Christmas on the Farm
LONE GROVE, Okla. (KTEN) — The McClennahan family had an idea in 2021 to bring the public to their Lone Grove farm to celebrate the meaning of Christmas.
One year later, they're continuing to establish the holiday tradition.
"It is Christmas on the Farm, but Jesus is the reason for the season," explained Nubbin McClennahan.
Christmas is an opportunity for families to get together, celebrate and be with loved ones. For the McClennahans, their family came up with Christmas on the Farm at Cottonwood Ridge, offering hay rides, a petting zoo, and other unique holiday traditions.
"Our family is where it started," said Juli McClennahan. "We have five boys. Some of those boys are married, and we came up with some ideas. We just talked about having a Christmas event. From that idea it just kept growing."
As Christmas on the Farm has grown over its two-year time frame, the draw from within Lone Grove has influenced help from Longhorn students, or even carolers.
"It's a lot of work as well," Nubbin McClennahan said.
"I think a lot of the work, that's part of the fun of it, too, because it's family, friends and people that we know," Juli McClennahan added. "I think that's a big part of the fun."
Christmas on the Farm concluded Wednesday night after three days, but the McClennahans say that as long as people continue to come, they'll continue to provide the fun.