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O Christmas Tree

The age old traditions of decking the halls with boughs of holly and setting up a tree have been around for many years. Plants and trees that remained green year round had special meaning for people in the winter months. In many countries it was believed that evergreens would keep away evil spirits.  People dating all the way back to ancient Egypt would decorate their homes with greenery in celebration of the Winter Solstice which meant that spring and prosperity were near. Today, around the world, people set up trees in their homes in celebration of the holiday season. About 35-40 million Christmas trees are bought in the United States every year. The largest producer of Christmas trees among other states is Oregon.

Here are some tips for optimal tree health.

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New Year's Eve Contest

Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!

It is time for Valley River Inn’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration with Satin Love Orchestra and we are hosting a contest for a chance to win tickets to the show! This year’s theme is “The Roaring 20’s with a Disco chaser.” Our viewers will have two opportunities to win!

Starting today, we invite you to follow Valley River Inn on Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/valleyriverinn/) and check out our “NYE 2014” board for inspiration to party like its 1921! 

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Your Guide to Spending a Perfect Fall Day in Eugene, Oregon

Fall is in full swing in the Pacific Northwest and just steps from the Valley River Inn, you can stroll the quaint streets and running paths of Eugene, Oregon and take in all the beauty Oregon has to offer during autumn. With so many things to do in Eugene, it can be tough to decide where to begin. That’s where we step in. 

Here’s our guide to spending a perfect fall day in Eugene, Oregon: 

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