VOLUME 13 ISSUE 11 2017


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A spruce tree from Stephenson, in Menominee County has been removed and taken south to Lansing to become Michigan’s 32nd official Christmas tree. The tree, which was chosen by staff from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, was erected at the State Capitol on Saturday, Oct. 28. The tree, which is just over 60 feet tall, was donated by William Winter and his grandson Alex Stevens. This marks the 23rd time the official tree has been selected from the Upper Peninsula. “DTMB’s work to select the state’s official tree is among the department’s most popular and enjoy-

Denny Olson and Ed McBroom during the Pledge of Allegiance at the harvesting of the Christmas tree.

able projects,” said DTMB Director and Michigan CIO Dave DeVries. “Everyone, no matter the age, enjoys watching the Christmas tree arrive at its holiday location at the front of the Capitol.” “It’s another beautiful tree,” said DTMB Christmas Tree Crew Member Heath Miller. “It’s the perfect height and shape for a dazzling display of lights." The tree was harvested on Thursday, Oct. 26 and delivered to Lansing with the assistance from the Michigan Association of Timbermen, the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association and Michigan Operators Engineers. The timbermen cut the tree and transport it to Lansing at no cost to the state. At the Capitol, the Hi-Ball Co. of Lansing provides a crane and crew to set the tree at the intersection of Capitol and East Michigan avenues. The Christmas tree will remain throughout the holiday season. The tree lighting will take place on Friday, Nov. 17, as part of the Silver Bells in the City celebration. Dignitaries will flip the switch that turns on thousands of lights about 7:45 p.m. One of Michigan’s premiere holiday events, Silver Bells includes a special Electric Light Parade with floats, marching bands and thousands of sparkling lights. The festivities will con- clude with a fireworks display above the Capitol dome (weather permitting). The timberman used the power saw with great precision to get the tree down and ready for transport.

Old and young alike gathered to watch the harvesting of the State Capital Christmas tree.

Daylight savings time ends Sunday, November 5, 2017. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back 1 hour on Saturday before going to bed.

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