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By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

Capitol Christmas Tree Stopping in Glasgow

 

November 15, 2017



On Friday, Nov. 17, the Glasgow area will have a rare opportunity to view the 79-foot tall U.S. Capitol Christmas tree as it makes it’s way en-route to Washington D.C. The truck carrying this massive tree will be traveling along Highway 2, making a stop at the Valley Event Center from 3-5 p.m.

Glasgow High School Student Council members will be serving hot chocolate, donated by the Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID). Visitors can also sign their name or place a message on the tree wishing it well on it’s journey.

The tree, which was cut from the Kootenai National Forest in Troy, will make appearances in 20 different communities across six states. The trip from the forest to Washington D.C., is over 3,460 miles and takes approximately 15 days to complete. Once it arrives and is set up on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol, it will be decorated with 150 boxes of ornaments that were made in Montana and a 9-foot tall copper star will be placed on top. There will also be a total of 70 smaller trees from throughout Montana placed in other locations within the D.C. area.

You can track the tree’s route to Glasgow and the rest of it’s route to Washington D.C. at http://www.trackthetree.com.

 

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