West Virginia Medicaid Pre-Authorization Project Manager Stacy Holstine, along with her husband, Eric, and their two daughters took part in the Joyful Night festivities hosted by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the first lady.
The Holstines bid farewell to a 20-foot Norway spruce that over the course of 15 years became too large for its location. A story about the Campbell’s Creek couple, along with a photo of the tree, appeared in the Nov. 24, 2011, edition of The Charleston Gazette.
Every year citizens call the governor’s office wanting to donate their trees, according to the State Department of Administration spokeswoman Diane Holley-Brown. The General Services division gathers information about the trees’ height, type and location, and a Christmas tree inspector visits the top choices to decide which ones make the cut.
The three trees that were picked this year were decorated with anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 lights. The Holstines' tree is on display at the North Circle fountain outside the Capitol.
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