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Posted: Friday, December 10th 2010 at 9:14am

U.S. Capitol Christmas tree all aglow

By The Associated Press
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The tree, which came from the Bridger-Teton National Forest, was inserted into a five-foot hole two weeks ago after being deliver to Washington by Dahlonega trucker Jeff Underwood. (Photo courtesy capitolchristmastree2010.com)
WASHINGTON On the West lawn of the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, a 67-foot Englemann spruce from Western Wyoming took up new residence as the Capitol Christmas Tree.

The tree, which came from the Bridger-Teton National Forest, was inserted into a five-foot hole two weeks ago after being deliver to Washington by Dahlonega trucker Jeff Underwood. (See earlier stories.)

As part of the continuing commitment to save energy, strands of low-power LED lights were used to decorate the entire tree. In addition, schoolchildren from Wyoming made some 5000 ornaments reflecting the theme of Wyoming-Forever West to decorate the tree.

Senator Mike Enzi, (R-Wyo.), says all residents of Wyoming are proud this year's Capitol Christmas Tree came from the Cowboy State. The All City Children's Chorus from Cheyenne also sang during the tree-lighting ceremony.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi - who threw the switch to light the tree - thanked the residents of Wyoming for providing this year's tree. (See link below for video of the lighting.)


Link: Dahonega trucker safely delivers Capitol tree
Link: U.S. Capitol tree arrives in Dahlonega
Link: Associated Press video of tree lighting
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