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Merryman D rinks are imbibed, Santas are everywhere and gifts are handed all around: if that sounds like a Christmas party that's because it is. But more importantly than seeing your normally profes- sional co-workers cut loose for one night out of the year, is where it is hosted. For any party plan- ner, the venue must be just right. And this holiday season, there is one place people are clamoring to book, Merryman Station in Exeter. Originally named after R.C. Merryman who planted slopes of citrus near what is now Badger Hill Estates before the turn of the 20th Century, the building known as Merryman Station has un- dergone a number of remodels and purposes. At first the rail line that the station served was used to ship oranges for more than four decades before it was abandoned in 1960. e majority of rails were taken out in the A Very Chr ist mas Text and Photography by paul myers 2 017 H O L I D AY M A G A Z I N E 13

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