Ornament Shortage Feared for Capitol Christmas Tree

Wyoming residents!  Ornaments are needed by October 15th!
Wyoming residents! Ornaments are needed by October 15th!

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - An Engelmann spruce from Wyoming headed to Washington as the national Christmas tree needs a little help - ornaments from its home state.

Officials say they've received only about 10% of the 6,000 ornaments Wyoming needs to send to Washington for its U.S. Capitol Christmas tree and seventy-five companion trees to be displayed in federal buildings.

Submissions so far include ornaments made from boot-shaped
cookie cutters and some braided lariats. The tree has been selected
but won't be cut until November.

The trees are coming from the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The state wants to submit ornaments on the theme "Wyoming – Forever West." Ornaments are due in Jackson October 15th. For more information, click here: http://www.capitolchristmastree2...

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Story courtesy The Casper Star Tribune http://www.trib.com via the Associated Press service

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