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Posted: 11/18/2001 5:26:08 PM EST
I got to see the National Chirstmas Tree Friday afternoon. It's now on it's way to Washington DC. It feels good to have a part in this. I work for the company supplying the truck that hauls the tree. I did some work on the tractor. [url]http://www.upgroup.com/dnews/loclnews.html#story1[/url] Fred
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 5:31:42 PM EST
‘Tree of Hope’ makes its way to U.S. Capitol By DIONNA HARRIS Staff Writer CRYSTAL FALLS — “The Tree of Hope” continued its journey to Washington D.C. on Friday, making stops in Iron and Dickinson counties. The first stop for the Capitol Holiday Tree was at Bewabic State Park in Crystal Falls Township. The tree is being transported by Schultz Truck and Equipment of Iron Mountain and the ornaments are being transported by U.P. Special Delivery. The 74-foot white spruce was cut Tuesday from the Ottawa National Forest in Watersmeet and was loaded onto the trailer by Oscar Boldt Construction and was wrapped for transport by Dr. Shrink of Channing. Jim Carey of Channing and Tom St. John of Spalding were accorded the honor of cutting the tree, a gift from the people of Michigan to the nation. The tree caravan is making 10 stops across Michigan. Leading the way down U.S. 2 from Bewabic State Park, the tree and its companion ornaments were escorted by Iron County Sheriff Robert Remondini, Michigan State Police, the Alpha-Mastodon Fire Department, Crystal Falls Police Chief Jack Bicigo, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Crystal Falls Fire Department. After departing from the Crystal Falls area, the tree and ornaments stopped briefly in Iron Mountain at Schultz Equipment before departing to Marquette.Girl Scout troops of the Peninsula Waters Council were on hand to serve cookies at the Iron Mountain stop. From Marquette, the tree will continue to seven scheduled stops downstate. It will then travel through Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Maryland before arriving in Washington D.C. on Dec. 4. The tree will be decorated and lit during a public ceremony on Dec. 13, which will be televised on C-Span beginning at 4:30 p.m. (Central time). The tree will remain on the west lawn of the Capitol for approximately five weeks. Following the Christmas holiday, the branches will be mulched and spread across the Capitol grounds, with the trunk returning to Michigan where it will be milled into lumber and used to construct Habitat for Humanity Homes. That is definitely cool.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 3:07:27 AM EST
This is cool too.... [rolleyes] 'Normal' people cannot stand by and watch the tree get lit up this year. Security says NO.
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