Government and Politics
December 1, 2022From: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey
Governor Ivey Provides Details of Recently Delivered Evergreen, Invites Alabamians to Join for Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the details of the official Capitol Christmas tree and invited all Alabamians to join her for the annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony tomorrow evening.
Arriving at the Alabama State Capitol, accompanied by a blue siren escort from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), an Eastern Red Cedar, donated by the Allen family of Fitzpatrick, Alabama, was harvested and delivered to the front steps by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Monday afternoon.
As trees in years past have measured in at approximately 35 feet high, this year’s cedar boasts a towering height of 40-feet, earning it the recognition of being the largest displayed Christmas tree during the Ivey Administration.
Each year, upon the tree’s arrival, a team of ALDOT workers lock, even and center cut the tree before it is hoisted into its stand.
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