The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree comes from the KolesvilleNational Forest, home of the Upper Columbia Children’s Forest, one of 22 such Children’s Forestacross the Country. The Children’s Forest Initiative of the Forest Service was created to provide opportunities for kids everywhere to explore their connection to forests and nature.

As this gift from Washington State travels across the country to our nation’s capital, it reminds us of all that nature provides, from clean water and clean air to outdoor recreation and education. The national network of Children’s Forests is proud to be a part of this annual celebration.

The tree was harvested November 1 and then wrapped for its’ journey. This extraordinary tree (known as the People’s Tree) will travel with companion trees across the country before arriving at the capital in time for Thanksgiving. Spanish Fork has been honored to be one of the “Whistle Stop” cities.

Please bring your families to City Park on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, to help us “welcome” the tree.  This 100 foot long tree in its’ plexiglass container will be on display on Center Streetfrom 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. that evening. A small ceremony at 7:00 p.m. to include our Mayor, City Council, SF Youth Forest and State Representatives will be held. Maple MountainHS Madrigals will also perform.  Following the Welcome Ceremony families can visit tables and canopies featuring promotional, educational and commemorative merchandise. 

This evening’s celebration will help jump start the wonderful Christmas traditions already in place in our beautiful Spanish Fork.