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Roanoke's City Christmas tree selected

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Roanoke City's Christmas tree has been selected. 

A Roanoke County family is donating the 25-year-old tree. They called in August to let the city know they would like to donate it. 

The tree has gotten so big it has almost taken over the house. 

"They called the first of November I think and we were so excited. It is a beautiful tree and I am glad it's last hoorah is going to be the Christmas tree downtown." 

The family tree will be a part of the Dickens of a Christmas tree lighting celebration next Friday. WSLS 10 will air the lighting of the tree live during our 6 p.m. newscast that night.