Kristina Whitaker and Lisa Strickland pose with their families in front of the 75-foot-tall Norway spruce that would soon become the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Their father, Hal, who had just died a few days prior, grew up in a home near the tree.
Kristina Whitaker and Lisa Strickland pose with their families in front of the 75-foot-tall Norway spruce that would soon become the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Their father, Hal, who had just died a few days prior, grew up in a home near the tree. Kristina Whitaker Photo provided
Kristina Whitaker and Lisa Strickland pose with their families in front of the 75-foot-tall Norway spruce that would soon become the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Their father, Hal, who had just died a few days prior, grew up in a home near the tree. Kristina Whitaker Photo provided

State College family traces roots back to Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

December 09, 2017 10:28 PM