2012 Capitol Christmas Tree to visit St. Louis Rams/NY Jets game

Reporters invited to visit the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it stops by the Edward Jones Dome on its journey from Colorado to the grounds of the Capitol.

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St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) November 16, 2012

Fans at the St. Louis Rams/New York Jets game Nov. 18 will get to experience a little bit of American holiday history, as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree stops by the Edward Jones Dome on its journey from Colorado to the grounds of the Capitol.

This majestic 73-foot Engelman Spruce, from the wilds of the White River National Forest, is the latest in a half-century-old tradition of gracing the Capitol with a tree from one of America’s 155 national forests.

The tree began its journey to Washington, D.C. on Nov 2 on a custom-decorated Mack Pinnacle model truck driven by former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell. The Capitol Christmas Tree will visit 28 cities before arriving in Washington, D.C. on November 26 in advance of the tree lighting ceremony in early December.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. CST

Where: Parking lot of the Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis

Who: Former Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell
U.S. Forest Service District Ranger Ken Coffin
Young people from the U.S. Forest Service Job Corps

Contact: Kristie Salzmann, (303) 578-5190
Larry Chambers, (202) 205-1005


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