Nov
20

Sun Sets on the Cross-Country Journey

The tree and tour staff wrapped up the final event stop tonight at Andrews Air Force Joint Base. Our first class team of U.S. Forest Service staff from the Chippewa National Forest, amazing truck drivers and their wonderful volunteer wives, and Choose Outdoors staff will be up at 3 am to deliver the tree to the […]

Nov
20

Video highlights U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree visit to Garlough Elementary School

The tree made a very special visit to Garlough Environmental Magnet School in West Saint Paul, which offers a rigorous environmental studies program emphasizing science, technology and math for grades K-4. Students signed the banner, took pictures with the tree, met Smokey Bear, and then the entire school participated in an assembly featuring a number […]

Nov
11

No stump speech here: U.S. Capitol Christmas tree visits Milwaukee

From Milwaukee Business Journal – Lee Matz  This visitor did not bring a speech when it stopped at Cathedral Square Park in downtown Milwaukee on the way to Washington, D.C. The 88-foot white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota will become the 2014 Christmas tree for the U.S. Capitol. For 50 years a […]

Nov
17

New Kenworth T880 Makes Return Visit To Chillicothe Plant

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New Kenworth T880 Makes Return Visit To Chillicothe Plant with U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, November 17, 2014 – Employees at Kenworth Truck Company’s assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, built a special Kenworth T880 in October. Today, they welcomed the Kenworth T880 back home with its special load – the official 2014 U.S. Capitol […]

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