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Madison – Today Governor Walker asked art teachers, parents, and youth all across Wisconsin to help the State of Wisconsin decorate the Capitol Christmas Tree.  The theme of the tree this year will be Honoring 163 years of Wisconsin’s Veterans

“As the holiday season comes, I am excited to announce that the Christmas tree displayed in our State Capitol will have homemade ornaments created by Wisconsin’s youth,” said Governor Walker.  “I am hopeful we receive ornaments from all across Wisconsin so that we are able to showcase the diversity that makes up our great state.  I invite all Wisconsin residents to stop by the Capitol and view our state’s holiday display.” 

The 2011 Capitol Christmas Tree was located by a DNR warden in the Brule River State Forest area.  The DNR is arranging delivery with a local trucking company and the exact delivery date has yet to be determined due to deer hunting considerations but will be finalized soon.  The tree will be put up in the Capitol Rotunda, lit and start to be decorated on Monday November 28th and will be completed by Friday December 2nd.

Teachers or students interested in displaying ornaments on the tree must make their submissions by December 1, and the ornaments must be based on the Honoring 163 years of Wisconsin’s Veterans theme.  The ornaments can be mailed to:

 

Governor Walker’s Office

State Christmas Tree Ornament Program

P.O. Box 7863

Madison, WI 53707-7863