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White House Christmas tree arrives from Wisconsin

The arrival of the official White House Christmas Tree (Reuters)
The arrival of the official White House Christmas Tree (Reuters)

UNDATED (WSAU) The first White House Christmas tree in eight years that came from Wisconsin arrived today at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Forever-greens’ tree farm near Neshkoro provided the 19-foot balsam fir. Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, and the family dog Bo saw the tree come up the White House driveway on a horse-drawn carriage. The Obamas took a good look at it, and then gave it a “thumbs up.”

The tree will be put up in the Blue Room, as the center-piece of the White House holiday decorations. Tom and Sue Schroeder own the Forever-greens’ tree farm – and they were selected after winning both state-and-national contests.

It’s the seventh time Wisconsin has supplied the White House Christmas tree since the national competition began in 1966.