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Cabell County Commission donation of blue spruce a win-win situation

Nov. 20, 2013 @ 12:39 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A severe mite disease enabled the Cabell County Commission to spread some holiday cheer by donating an 18-foot, blue spruce for Huntington's Christmas celebration.

Cabell County Manager Chris Tatum said the tree was scheduled to be cut down months ago, but city officials spared it for a jollier use by asking for it to be donated for the upcoming holiday.

County commissioners agreed and city workers arrived early Tuesday to cut the tree from the courthouse grounds. It will be placed on the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Plaza in anticipation of a lighting ceremony set for 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25.

"I think it's good use of the tree, since it was coming down anyways," Tatum said. "Anything the commission can do to participate in community events, they're glad to do that."

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