SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A little bit of Jefferson County is hanging on the official White House Christmas tree.
In celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service, national park superintendents were asked by first lady Laura Bush to select an artist to decorate an ornament representing their park.
Locally, that honor went to Sheila Brannan, a stained-glass artist from Shepherdstown.
Brannan collaborated with other park officials in designing an ornament that represented the Appalachian Trail, a popular 2,175-mile hiking trail from Maine to Georgia that passes through Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
A gold ball from the White House arrived at the trail's office in Harpers Ferry in August, ready for Brannan to apply her personal touch.