U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree
To Be Part Of Lighting Ceremony
At Historic Truman Courthouse

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be making a stop en route to Washington, D.C. The tree is scheduled to arrive in Independence at 4:00 p.m. and will be on display as part of the Truman Courthouse lighting ceremony that evening.

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders, joined by Independence Mayor Don Reimal and County Legislative Chairman Dan Tarwater, announced that the tree would be included in the ceremony during a news conference Monday, October 23 outside the historic courthouse on Independence Square.

"Having the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree stop in our county seat of Independence will be a great addition to this year’s holiday festivities in Jackson County," said Sanders. "We are proud to be a part of one of our nation’s great holiday traditions."

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders, joined by County Legislative Chairman Dan Tarwater and Independence Mayor Don Reimal, announce that the U.S. Capitol Tree will be in Independence as part of a November 17 holiday lighting ceremony.

Saturday November 17, 2012

Independence Square Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and Independence Mayor Don Reimal invite you to join them for the Independence Square Christmas Lighting ceremony Saturday, November 17.

An afternoon of activities will conclude that evening with the lighting of the holiday decorations adorning the historic Jackson County Truman Courthouse.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kids' Winter Wonderland (sleigh rides available for $2.00)

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Visit from Santa Claus

4:00 p.m.
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ceremony Program

6:00 p.m.
Courthouse Lighting

Entertainment for this year’s holiday lighting will be provided by the Sante Fe Elementary School Choir as well as the Ancora Choral Ensemble. County Executive Sanders and Mayor Reimal will flip the switch o light the Truman Courthouse.

Go to visitindependence.com for more details.


The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is expected to arrive at 4:00 p.m. Sign a giant card that will be delivered with the tree, which will be on display in the nation's capitol.

This year’s Capitol Christmas Tree is being provided by the White River National Forest in Meeker, Colorado and will stop in 30 cities around the country as it makes its way to our nation’s capital. Upon arrival in Washington D.C., the tree will sit on display on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building through the holiday season.

2011 US Capitol Tree



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