Capitol holiday tree makes its way to rotunda Monday

OlympianNovember 26, 2013 

Holiday tree.

STEVE BLOOM

An annual tradition the Monday morning before Thanksgiving, a team from Dept. of Enterprise Services carry a near 25-foot tall noble fir up the Capitol steps to its display area under the Rotunda chandelier. The tree was donated by the Port Blakely Tree Farms and harvested at the company's Morton-area property. It was decorated later Monday with 5,000 LED lights and ornaments with its lower branches holding stuffed characters, which will be donated to Seattle Children's Hospital. The Association of Washington Business has sponsored the Holiday Kids' Tree Project for the past 25 years, with the official lighting ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 6, in the state Capitol building rotunda. Photo by Steve Bloom; Staff photographer.

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