Monday, 26 November 2007 18:00
Ashe County Christmas tree farmer Joe Freeman is on his way home from
Washington D.C. today.
Freeman presented First Lady Laura Bush with a 20-foot
Fraser fir from his farm, Mistletoe Meadows, yesterday morning.
“The tree arrived on a horse drawn carriage, very festive, a marine band was
Freeman won the 2007 National Christmas Tree competition, a title that gave
him the honor of donating the 2007 official White House Christmas tree. The
tree is currently in the Blue Room waiting on the nearly 100 volunteers to
decorate its branches.
Freeman plans on returning to D.C. after Christmas to
see the final product.