Oregon has been selected to provide the 2018 Christmas tree for the nation’s capitol in Washington, D.C. The large Capitol Mall tree, and 75 smaller trees for the government office buildings, will be cut from the Willamette National Forest in the Sweet Home Ranger District.
The Astoria Chapter, Oregon State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, invites local community members and school students to join them in supporting the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree 2018 project. Indoor Christmas tree ornaments depicting an Oregon theme are needed. They may be made of any material, 4 to 6 inches in size, lightweight, reflective and colorful. Outdoor ornaments with an Oregon theme are to be 9 to 12 inches, lightweight, reflective, colorful, weatherproof and durable. Logos are not permitted on either type of ornament.
The drop-off locations are: the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, 111 W. Marine Drive, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and the Seaside Chamber of Commerce, 7 N. Roosevelt Drive, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The deadline is Aug. 13.
In November, the “People’s Tree” makes several stops as it travels the Oregon Trail in reverse to Washington, D.C. When the route is announced, the tree can be followed on its journey at capitolchristmastree.com
Oregon decorations sought for 2018 ‘People’s Tree’