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Scrappy Christmas tree prompts a change of heart in Reading, Pa.
Scrappy Christmas tree prompts a change of heart in Reading, Pa.

This is a tale of two trees. One is draped in holiday lights and topped with a star, and it is most people's vision of what a city's Christmas tree should be. That one sits a few blocks from the center of town. The other is — well, here are a few comments uttered one day as people eyed the Norway spruce that is Reading's official holiday tree, the one with the weeping branches that sits in the heart of downtown. "Kinda sad." "Scary." "I wouldn't bring my kids to see it." But Karen Grinnage looked at the droopy, somewhat balding tree, naked of ornaments save for an oversize red ball hanging from a branch near the town...

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