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A shop in downtown Morris has been named a finalist in the Retail Excellence Award for its Christmas Tree Decorating Event.

Apple Butter and Shuggies owner Jane Kerr said she's been an avid fan of the REA magazine, which features small businesses around the county. She entered into the contest years ago and decided to try again with her Christmas Tree decorating event that raised money for 'Festival of Trees,' a non-profit that donates to children's hospitals.

Kerr said she's excited that her shop and 'Festival of Trees' will be featured in the magazine along with the other finalists from across the nation. Kerr audio. Kerr said the awards ceremony was going to be held in Dallas, TX but will now be held online. To stay updated on this story, visit the Apple Butter and Shugies Facebook page.