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West Virginia band director makes 'hobby' of Christmas tree farm


Jefferson High School’s band director is happiest when working with the kids.
However, J.P. Lynch is also happy outside the school realm, where he spends time on his “hobby” at Lynch Christmas Tree Farm.

“I married into this,” Lynch said as he offered a walking tour through rows of Christmas trees.

He explained that his in-laws had operated the tree farm that sits adjacent to Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport.

“They bought this in 1975. When Dawn and I were looking at where to live, they wanted out, so we decided to start a second-generation farm,” he explained, adding there have been times he has thought about getting out of the tree business himself. “But it is such a great opposite of my day job.”

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