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The McCann's Family Tradition Of Over 100 Extravagant Trees

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MILFORD, Del. - Now to what's become a WMDT tradition. For the past three years, we've taken you inside one of the most lavishly decorated homes on the shore, and we've done it again.

There are over 14 themed areas, more than 140 extravagantly decorated trees, thousands of ornaments, and not one room in the McCann's house in Milford goes untouched.

"Each year it got bigger and bigger and last year it was just out of sight so I told her scale back just a little bit," said Hank McCann.

This year's theme is an Old Fashioned Christmas. While last year's "Under The Sea" ensemble didn't make the cut this time, there was more than enough to blow us away: a spinning tree, cookie and candy tree, and a poker tree.

Granddaughter Lilly showed WMDT which one she seemed to favor, and it was the tiniest of them all, despite the much larger and brighter decorated masterpiece.

"This was in an overgrown tree farm and I always have Franny, she's my little elf on the Friday after thanksgiving, that's our morning to get the big tree," said Bonnie McCann.

"The ornaments are so individually unique and different and she had saved them and collected them for years and a lot of them have a lot of sentimental value to her," said neighbor, Frances West.

Bonnie has cherished one ornament in particular. She says it was the finishing touch her mother used, to put on their family tree. A tradition she says she's maintained, and will continue to do for as long as she can.

"If she wants to set it up and it makes her happy that's fine with me," said husband Hank.

All the work starts right after Halloween, and usually comes down a couple weeks after Christmas. However, before that, Bonnie hosts a number of fundraising events inside her home.

On Thursday December 6th, the Kent County Republican Women's group are having their annual Christmas party there from 5 to 9 p.m. Then on Saturday December 8th, the Harrington Greenwood Felton Rotary club will host their event from 6 to 9. Tickets are $10 for each event.

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