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Holiday tree arrives at Washington state Capitol

A tree from a Lewis County farm is the official Christmas tree at the Washington state Capitol.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A 24-foot noble fir tree cut from a Lewis County tree farm has arrived at the Washington state Capitol in time for the holidays.

The state holiday tree was installed and decorated Monday in the Capitol Rotunda. A public tree-lighting ceremony sponsored by the Association of Washington Business will take place on Dec. 6.

The tree, cut from property in Lewis County, was donated by Port Blakeley Tree Farms. It’s decorated with 5,000 LED lights and various decorations, including Disney stuffed characters. When the tree is taken down on Dec. 30, the stuffed animals will be wrapped and given to patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital.



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