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Farmers Market employee Tonya Romero (right) helps Donna Gerity (left) and Mark Trujillo (center) choose the perfect Christmas tree in the rain at market in Port Arthur on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005. It was the first day the market had opened to sell produce since Hurricane Rita.
Since Southeast Texas tree farms where hit so hard by Hurricane Rita, few trees were offered for sale. It's a tradition for many local families to go to the tree farms and personally select their trees. No traditions are the same this year.