Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Capitol Christmas Tree stops in Spokane

Posted By on Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 12:23 PM

click to enlarge The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is lifted onto a truck after it was cut from the Colville National Forest on Friday. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is lifted onto a truck after it was cut from the Colville National Forest on Friday.

If you missed the cutting down of this year's U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in the Colville National Forest last Friday, there is still time to check out the impressive 88-foot Engelmann Spruce.

The tree has embarked on a 5,000+ mile journey from Washington State to Washington D.C. and will be making 26 stops through 11 states before it reaches the Capitol. (Track its progress here.)

Today is the only day it will be in Spokane, and you can check it out in the INB Performing Arts Center breezeway at a brief welcoming ceremony from 3-5 pm. It's officially your last chance to see, and smell, the tree before it hits the road.

click image U.S. FOREST SERVICE
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