U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to stop in Spanish Fork Tuesday

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The Capitol Christmas Tree will stop in many different cities on its way to Washington, D. C. (Illustration by Jennifer Riggs)

The Capitol Christmas Tree will stop in many different cities on its way to Washington, D. C. (Illustration by Jennifer Riggs)

Even if you haven’t trimmed your own Christmas tree, you can be part of a national tradition as the Capitol Christmas Tree — The People’s Tree — makes its way from Washington State to Washington, D.C.

The plexiglass-covered trailer carrying the 88-foot Englemann spruce will roll into the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds for a commemorative ceremony on Nov. 12 from 5-7 p.m.

“The celebration of the tree coming to Spanish Fork is an exciting event for our citizens,” said Steven Money, Spanish Fork events coordinator. “Events like this cultivate great community relationships.”

The Capitol Christmas Tree is stopping in various cities across the country, but will eventually be lit in early December in Washington, D.C.

On the Capitol Christmas Tree website it says, “The tree grew on the Newport District in Pend Oreille County. It was wrapped over a period of three days for its journey and will spend several weeks on the road visiting communities across the country before arriving at the U.S. Capital in time for Thanksgiving.”

For up-to-date coverage of the tree’s journey and a complete history of the tradition, visit CapitolChristmasTree.com.

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Kylee Norton studied English literature at Utah State University. While completing her master's degree, she taught freshmen and sophomore English courses. Since graduating, she has worked as an editorial intern in Los Angeles, a copy writer, and an associate editor for Bennett Communications. She can usually be found with her nose in a book or making adventurous travel plans. She currently lives in Riverton with her husband and daughter.

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