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Governor's Christmas tree coming from the Wrangell Forest Service District


November 22, 2018

Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Tory Houser, with the Forest Service, explaining to a class of first graders how to make some Christmas ornaments. Wrangell was chosen to donate the Christmas tree for the governor's mansion this year, she said. The tree will either come from Wrangell or Zarembo island, and will be cut down around Nov. 24.

Students at Evergreen Elementary School have spent the past few days making Christmas ornaments. Some students drew pictures of Alaskan wildlife, others made miniature wreaths, and another class made poinsettias. All these ornaments are not only fun projects for students to work on. They will be travelling up to Juneau in the coming weeks to hang on the governor's Christmas tree. Tory Houser, with the Forest Service, said that the Wrangell district of the Tongass National Forest has also been selected to donate the tree itself.

"We were honored to be selected to provide the governor's tree...

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