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Neal and Carol Holter bid farewell to the local icon of their creation this December, World of Christmas and Evergreen Park. (Jean Ruzicka/Enterprise)

Park Rapids' World of Christmas sold

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PARK RAPIDS -- The Yuletide season's arrival heralds the end of an era for World of Christmas owners Neal and Carol Holter.

After nearly four decades spent engaging customers' whimsy, sating the sweet tooth and enhancing summer vacations in the amusement park, the entrepreneurs have sold the business - much to their six grandsons' woe.


"Now I can take time to shop," said Carol. "This is the first time in 38 years I won't have to go to work the day after Christmas."

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