MAHONING VALLEY 22-FOOT CHRISTMAS TREE DISPLAYED IN PENNSYLVANIA CAPITOL ROTUNDA

Image from Gov. Tom Wolf's Facebook page.
Image from Gov. Wolf’s Facebook page.

PRESS RELEASE – (from Governor.pa.gov) – Today, Governor Wolf, First Lady Wolf, and Lieutenant Governor Stack gathered at the Capitol for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year, the 22-foot Douglas Fir grown by Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Carbon County was donated to the commonwealth by the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association. Historians believe that the idea of the Christmas Tree began with German Lutherans in the 17th century and spread to Pennsylvania around 1820 after they began to immigrate to this area. Since then, the Christmas Tree has been a key part of Christmas celebrations statewide.


Click HERE to read Governor Wolf’s tree lighting remarks.


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