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White House Christmas Tree arrives


WASHINGTON, DC (WKOW) -- A pair of West Virginia farmers has grown a Christmas tree fit for a president.

Eric and Gloria Sundback of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, both in their 80s, have grown four presidential Christmas trees -- one for Jimmy Carter, two for Ronald Reagan, and now an 18-and-a-half-foot Douglas-fir destined for the Obama White House.

The tree will be decorated and displayed in the blue room, where it will take center stage to a host of White House holiday celebrations.

In 2003, the White House Christmas tree presented to Laura Bush came from Wisconsin.

Jim and Diane Chapman, owners of Silent Night Evergreens in Endeavor earned the honor by winning the national Christmas Tree Associations tree contest. It was the second time they won.

Online reporting by Jeff Angileri 



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