CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming has more time to produce 5,000 ornaments for this year's U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, which will come from the Bridger-Teton National Forest in the northwest part of the state.
Friday was the official deadline for the handmade decorations and fewer than 1,000 have been turned in so far. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that people now have an extra week to help Wyoming show off its handiwork. The deadline has been extended to October 22nd.
The 67-foot Engelmann spruce is scheduled to be cut down November 6th and loaded onto a truck for a cross-country tour. The tree will pass through just about every town and city in Wyoming before heading east to Washington, D.C.