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Lighting ceremony speakers extend some love to Sweet Home

 

December 12, 2018

VISITORS from Sweet Home gather around the Capitol Christmas Tree. From left are Chris Sorensen, Cassie Richey, Jared Richey, Ray Towry, Tiffany Morgan, Susan Coleman, Matt Coleman, Greg Mahler, Regan Eivers, Nikki Swanson, Joanie Schmidgall, Dave Trask, Stefanie Gatchell and Lance Gatchell.

"Let 'er rip," called out U.S. Speaker of the House as Oregon fourth-grader Bridgette Harring-ton turned on the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree lights last week, capping off the 3,000-mile trip of a noble fir from Sweet Home and its entourage.

"There is so much good, so much joy, so much compassion all around us," Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said in the moments leading up to the lighting, relating to the theme of the Christmas movie "It's a Wonderful Life." "But we often simply fail to see it. It is there, but it's hidden. All it needs is a few points of light."

Harrington, standing beside...



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