Capitol Tree Bound for Washington
November 22, 2017
Area residents got a chance to check out the 79-feet-tall Christmas tree bound for the U.S. Capitol Mall. The tree's escort made a stop at the Valley Event Center in Glasgow on Nov. 17. Local, state, and federal law enforcement escorted the tree in and out of town with sirens blaring, an honor usually reserved for Scottie athletes going and coming from state tournaments.
Though most of the tree was covered, attendees were able to see the top of the tree through plexiglass, decorated with ornaments made throughout the state. There were plenty of Sharpies on the premise, as everyone wanted to make their mark in history, placing their name on the banner that traveled with the tree. The banner will be presented at the Capitol with the tree upon it's arrival.
Glasgow High School Student Council members served hot chocolate, which allowed attendees to stay warm in the beautiful 39 degree weather. The U.S. Forest Service also had tables where attendees were able to purchase souvenir ornaments and pins for a suggested donation. Other goodies available were programs outlining the history of the tree, bracelets and fire prevention materials.