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Capitol Christmas Tree is big opportunity – to get involved


May 23, 2018

This Capitol Christmas Tree deal is big.

That became obvious early on to everyone, who tended to be mostly public officials, who showed up in January for the announcement that the Sweet Home Ranger District is privileged to provide the 75-foot evergreen that will grace the U.S. Capitol lawn this year.

Faithful readers of this newspaper will recall that U.S. Forest Service officials announced on Jan. 19 that Sweet Home will cut the tree from somewhere in the district, which will be identified later this year, cut and transported to Sweet Home in early November.

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