Capitol Christmas Tree Arizona Tour Schedule – November 2009

November 9, 2009 5:34 am
Arizona Tour Route Stops Event Time
Tuesday, November 10 Pinetop-Lakeside
Larson Memorial Library
1595 W. Johnson Lane
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Show Low
Show Low High School
500 W. Old Linden Road
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Snowflake and Taylor
Basha’s Shopping Center
65 N. Main Street
Taylor
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Payson
100 N. Beeline Highway
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree 2009 Ceremony

November 5, 2009 4:04 pm

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Quick Facts To Share
1. Tree Cutting Ceremony – Saturday, November 7, 2009.

2. Event site opens at 7:30 a.m. Musical entertainment begins at 8:30 a.m. Ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m. and will end by 12:00 noon.

3.Event will have Apache Crown Dancers, Apache Blessing and music. The tree will be cut and placed onto a transport trailer.

4. Event is open to the public.

5. Location site is on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

6. Location of tree is near Alpine, Arizona approximately 5 miles due west.

7. Parking and Shuttle service to ceremony site at junction of FS Road 249 & FS Road 276.

8. Free shuttle service is about 10 minutes to site. Shuttle stop location to the site requires a short walk to the viewing area.

9. Guests are encouraged to wear appropriate walking footwear and warm weather clothing.

10. Maps and more information available at www.CapitolChristmasTree2009.org

 

You are invited to an Artists’ Reception

September 29, 2009 10:13 pm

You are invited to an Artists’ Reception for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Juried Art Exhibition

Friday, October 2, 2009, 5:30 • 8:00pm
Award Ceremony begins at 6:30pm
Executive Tower Lobby, Arizona State Capitol
1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Exhibition Dates: October 1 – 30, 2009

A juried exhibition of Arizona artwork celebrating the Arizona Christmas Tree destined for the Nation’s Capitol in 2009. Hosted by Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona Art Alliance.

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You are invited to an Artists’ Reception for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Juried Art Exhibition

10:12 pm

Friday, October 2, 2009, 5:30 8:00pm

Award Ceremony begins at 6:30pm

Executive Tower Lobby, Arizona State Capitol

1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Exhibition Dates: October 1 – 30, 2009

A juried exhibition of Arizona artwork celebrating the Arizona Christmas Tree destined for the Nation’s Capitol in 2009. Hosted by Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona Art Alliance.

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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Juried Exhibition

September 7, 2009 2:32 pm

Received By Deadline: Monday, September 7, 2009

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Program Description

Every year since 1970, a Christmas tree has been presented
to the United States Congress from a national forest and is known as “The People’s Tree”. This year, for the first time, the tree will be a gift from Arizona.

In honor of this occasion, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Arizona Commission on the Arts, and Arizona Art Alliance have collaborated to host a statewide, juried art exhibition to select an official artwork to represent the 2009 National Capitol Christmas Tree (CCT).

Traditionally, the official CCT artwork is presented to the Chief of the Forest Service and will hang in their office for one year. The artwork will ultimately be exhibited in “The Tree Gallery” adjacent to the Chief of the Forest Service’s office in the Yates Building, as part of the national permanent collection featuring previous CCT winners.

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Juried Art Project Celebrates Capitol Christmas Tree 2009

August 22, 2009 11:56 am

A juried exhibition of Arizona artwork celebrating the Arizona Christmas Tree destined for the Nation’s Capitol in 2009 is on display at the Executive Tower Lobby at the Arizona State Capitol.   The art show is hosted by Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona Art Alliance.  The exhibition features work from Arizona artists who have interpreted their vision of “Arizona’s Gift” which is the theme of the Capitol Christmas Tree 2009 project.  The art show is open during business hours, there is no charge to attend and it runs through October 30, 2009.

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Finding the Nation’s Christmas Tree…
in the White Mountains of Arizona

August 13, 2009 11:52 am

christmas in washington dcArizona has been given a grand opportunity to showcase the “Grand Canyon State” with a tree to provide that magic splendor you see each year on television of the beautiful Christmas tree illuminating the foreground of the Nation’s Capitol.  No, it’s not made in Hollywood like a stage set, it is a real tree chosen each year from a  national forest.  The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest headquartered in Springerville, AZ, is leading the production, along with many partners and sponsors.  The process is honorary, historic and a production like none other.

We will set the stage for you, giving you history of the tree, the process, pictures of the cutting, the transporting of the tree and the need for hundreds of volunteers it takes to make the tree move from the State of Arizona to Washington, DC.

There are plenty of roles to fill and we are anxious to have individuals, groups, sponsors and all Arizonians get involved at any level or capacity to make this a truly spectacular undertaking.  Take a look around the site to find out more…

 

Join us for the Historic Event

August 12, 2009 5:21 pm

You are invited to the Cutting Ceremony
of the Capitol Christmas Tree 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
8:30 a.m. musical entertainment begins
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
Near Alpine, Arizona

For a map and directions to this event and information about
Arizona’s Gift to the United States Congress
please visit the official website

www.CapitolChristmasTree2009.org

 

Governor Brewer is the Honorary Chairperson for
the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree Project

1:17 pm

A Voice Message from
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A Letter from Arizona’s
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A Letter from AZ's Governor Jan Brewer about The Capitol Christmas Tree

 

Capitol Christmas Tree Ornaments Deadline:
October 5, 2009

August 11, 2009 5:22 pm

American families across the nation hold fond memories of decorating their own trees over the years.  The Capitol Christmas Tree 2009 is no different.  Schoolchildren throughout Arizona will make 5,000 ornaments to be placed on the iconic symbol often called “The People’s Tree.”  An additional 1,000 ornaments will decorate 75 trees placed throughout federal buildings in the United States Capitol.  Get involved and be a part of Arizona history!

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