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Gov. Walker asks for students to help decorate Wisconsin’s Capitol Christmas tree

October 29, 2017 GMT

Children, parents and teachers across Wisconsin are being asked to help decorate the state Capitol Christmas tree by sending ornaments celebrating the building’s 100th birthday.

Students are being invited to send homemade ornaments, which will adorn the tree in the rotunda, that match the State Capitol 100th birthday theme until Nov. 22.

“With the centennial celebration of our state’s Capitol building occurring this year, we want this year’s State Capitol Christmas tree to honor and celebrate this milestone,” said Gov. Scott Walker.

A 40-foot tall Wisconsin-grown Balsam Fir is usually selected as the holiday tree and decorated with about 700 feet of gold garland, 2,400 multicolored lights and 1,400 handmade ornaments, according to a state website with information on the Capitol.

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For information, call 608-266-1485. Ornaments can be mailed to the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Facilities Management, at 17 W. Main St., Suite 119, Madison, WI 53703.