Grayson-grown tree decorates governor's mansion

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A Grayson County-grown Christmas tree will help decorate the Executive Mansion of Virginia this holiday season.

Virginia First Lady Anne Holton welcomed local Christmas tree growers Rodney and Cynthia Richardson outside the Executive Mansion Nov. 16.

As Grand Champions of the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association's annual tree competition, Richardson won the honor of presenting the First Lady with the tree.

Richardson brought a 12-foot Fraser fir from Mount Rogers Tree Farm in Grayson. The farm sells Fraser firs, table-top trees, wreaths and roping at the retail level and also sells Fraser firs, table-tops, seeds, transplants, seedlings, wreaths and roping at wholesale.

To find fresh, local, Virginia-grown Christmas trees, wreaths and greenery, visit VirginiaChristmastrees.org or Virginiagrown.com.