JOHN RABY

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Fraser fir from West Virginia will be the Christmas tree displayed inside the White House this year.

Tree farmers Eric and Gloria Sundback were selected this month as grand champions of the National Christmas Tree contest.

It's a record fourth win for the Sundbacks. Their trees were displayed at the White House twice during President Ronald Reagan's administration and once under President Jimmy Carter.

The Sundbacks have grown Christmas trees since 1956 in Shepherdstown, about 80 miles northwest of Washington.

A team will pick an 18- to 19-foot tree from several candidates on the farm to be prepared for the White House's Blue Room.