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Who says Happy Meals are all that bad???

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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11/22/2012 9:33:00 PM
Ohio city's holiday tree came from fast food meal

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) Mansfield in northern Ohio has chosen a city Christmas tree that began as a 6-inch sapling from a fast-food children’s meal.

The News Journal reports resident Harold Masters and his grandsons got several saplings in 1996 when McDonald’s distributed them to mark Arbor Day. Masters planted them in his yard, and one grew into the 39-foot Canadian blue spruce chosen to be decked out in lights downtown this year.

City officials had told Masters to trim or cut it down because it was so big it was blocking drivers’ vision. Masters didn’t want to trim one side, so he jumped at the city engineer’s suggestion to cut it down as the city’s holiday tree. The 84-year-old says he’s glad the tree isn’t going straight into a wood chipper.


by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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cowgirlsmommy
by Gold Member on Nov. 24, 2012 at 8:28 AM
That's awesome!
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coolmommy2x
by Ruby Member on Nov. 24, 2012 at 10:37 AM
That's great!
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grey7399
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Thats cool.

I never had an issue with happy meals.  In my family they were always what they were intended to be.


Either an emergency meal because I was out of time and/or energy or a special treat.  So they just weren't consumed all that often.

LectioDivina
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 10:52 AM

I never got a sapling in my happy meal.... :(

kansasmom1978
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 10:54 AM

very cool

MamaRae85
by Bronze Member on Nov. 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM

lol At first, I read it thinking that he found a TREE in his food! lol

Then I saw that it was supposed to be in there, and it made WAY more sense. =D

coolmommy2x
by Ruby Member on Nov. 24, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Same here. It bothers me that they've gotten such a bad rap.

Quoting grey7399:

Thats cool.

I never had an issue with happy meals.  In my family they were always what they were intended to be.


Either an emergency meal because I was out of time and/or energy or a special treat.  So they just weren't consumed all that often.

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alwayskk
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM

LOL Did anyone actually read the article?

frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Nov. 24, 2012 at 2:57 PM

BUMP!

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