Wyoming First Lady, Carol Mead, announced Wednesday that 24 ornaments made entirely by Farson-Eden Secondary School students will be proudly displayed on the President's National Christmas Tree Display in Washington D.C. Farson-Eden is a small, rural K-12 school of about 145 students, located in southwestern Wyoming.
Farson-Eden teachers Karen Anderson, Mike Scott and 18 of their students were some of the many groups across the country to have their ornaments chosen. The ornaments themselves are show off Wyoming's natural resources, from Grand Teton National Park to the Killpecker Sand Dunes. The Cowboy State's seasons, pine and aspen trees, and of course our energy sources, from coal to natural gas.
The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony first began on Christmas Eve in 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge first lit a tree in front of 3,000 people. Each president after him has carried on the tradition that now includes handmade ornaments from each state of the Union.