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"It's a lot of fun to see faces light up and look at antlers in awe, big smiles on their faces" says David Pepper, whose family has owned Strickland Farm for over 100 years.
Santa only trusts a handful of people with his reindeer and Strickland Farm in White House Tennessee is one of the farms where some of Santa's most valuable helpers live!
"They stay with us all year till Christmas eve and then they disappear and after Christjmsa they come back" says Jill Swenson.
Strickland Farm has four reindeer from Santa's pulling sleigh. Comet, Vixon, Prancer and Blitzen live here. They also have several reindeer in training, like Blitzens baby "jingle", comets little sister "holly" and "snowflake", who helps teach the reindeer how to fly!
"We hear about reindeer and now it's coming live for kids. They understand what is actually gonna happen on Christmas eve when the reindeer fly above their house" says Melissa Fleming who visited Strickland Farm with her family.
In addition to seeing all the reindeer, you can pet them, have your picture made and even whisper your wish list into comet's ear!
"I want a Victorius hat," whispers 7 year old Bella Fleming.
"It's great to see them in books, see them on tv, but seeing them in life is another situation" says Bella's mom Melissa.
Another neat thing about the reindeer tour is it's an educational experience. For example did you know Reindeer shed their antlers every year. These we are showing you are comets from last year
Your visit to the farm also includes a tour, where you will step back in time and get a glimpse at what life was like on this over 100 year old farm!
"It's fantastic to watch just not magic of Christmas but interaction of generations as well" says Swenson.
A unique experience your entire family will never forget!
:It should be a family tradition you should come every year to see them" says Fleming.
Tours start at only $15. You can't just show up at the farm you do need to BOOK YOUR TOUR IN ADVANCE! To do that just visit their webpage
Wednesday, November 28 2012, 07:05 PM CST
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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