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November 23, 2012

Evergreens selected for W.Va. holiday displays

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A quarter-century ago, Janet Fewell’s son bought a small evergreen to replace one that had outgrown the space in front of her Winfield home.

It’s time to find another replacement.

The Fewell family has donated its 25-foot Blue Spruce as one of three trees that will be used for holiday displays this year at the state Capitol complex in Charles-ton.

A lighting ceremony will be held Dec. 6 as part of the annual Joyful Night celebration.

Every year, the Fewell family and neighbors had decorated the Blue Spruce during the holidays.

“It was a tree my son had brought home to me in a bucket about 25 years ago,” Fewell said. “I planted it and it just kept growing.

State Department of Administration spokeswoman Diane Holley-Brown said the Fewells’ tree will be used around the north fountain at the Capitol.

The other two trees came from Crickmer Farms in the Fayette County community of Danese. A 25-foot Canaan Fir will be lit at the south fountain, and a 14-foot Canaan Fir will be decorated at the governor’s mansion, Holley-Brown said.

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