|White House decorated, Ashe tree displayed|
|Wednesday, 05 December 2007 05:00|
An Ashe County Christmas tree has been decked out at the White House.
At 20-feet-tall, the tree was so large decorators had to take down a chandelier in the Blue Room to accommodate its top. The tree was secured where the chandelier would be hanging down, First Lady Laura Bush said in an interview to ABC news.
The 2007 theme is Holidays in the National Parks. White House Officials sent a ball ornament to each of the 391 national parks, and got 347 back- each complete with a newly decorated surface.
The tree came from Joe Freeman’s Mistletoe Meadows Christmas Tree Farm in Laurel Springs. Freeman received the honor of donating the tree after winning the 2007 National Christmas Tree Competition.Click for a link to an ABC interview with Laura Bush.
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