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Bear Lake, MI  – Christmas 2017 is only 24 days away and those who choose a natural, farm-grown Christmas tree for their homes can find the ultimate Made-in-Michigan tree stand at Bowling’s Last Stand – “The Last Stand You Will Ever Need!”

Floyd Bowling Jr. and his late father Floyd Sr.  developed Bowling’s Last Stand in December, 1989 in tiny Bear Lake, MI (population 282).  The father-son team came up with the idea when trying to think of new ways to supplement their farm income.  Using materials they had handy and their self-taught welding and metal forming skills, the Bowling’s created a prototype design in a matter of hours.  They patented the design soon after, and then took the stand to the streets to market their product.

Video on set-up (that’s Floyd Bowling in the video)

Since 1989, Bowling’s Last Stand is available in a variety of sizes and has been purchased by customers from Los Angeles to Boston, by trophy-tree-loving celebrities and by event sites seeking a solution to standing trees as tall as 60 feet.

“We created Bowling’s Last Stand as a Made-in-Michigan, no-worries, holiday lifestyle solution for those who purchase real Christmas trees,” said Floyd Bowling Jr., owner-operator Bowling Enterprises, Inc. “Bowling’s Last Stand is the Last Stand You Will Ever Need and takes away any concerns about tree stability and safety, protects your valuable and sentimental tree ornaments and is also no-leak and reduces the frequency of adding water.”

Bowling’s Last Stand is available for purchase online at, or through contacting and on Facebook at