Jeffers Celebrates the Minnesota 2014 US Capitol Christmas Tree with Garlough Students...
The 6th of November 2014 was a bit blustery in the parking area in front of the Garlough Elementary Magnet School in West St Paul, but everyone was excited by the presence of a huge tractor-trailer which brought the monumental white spruce 2014 National Capitol Christmas Tree from the Cass Lake area of northern Minnesota to bring some early Christmas cheer to the students, staff and invited guests at the Garlough school.
The tree, harvested in northern Minnesota, was en route to be set up at the US Capitol Building in Washington D.C. and on one of about 30 stops nationally. Garlough principal, Sue Powell presided at a short ceremony which featured the students of Garlough and included brief remarks from Minnesota's two senators and the mayor of West St Paul. Jeffers CEO, Paul Oberg, was among the invited guests.
Sue Powell, Paul Oberg, Smoky Bear
Garlough was chosen as a stop along the way because of its DNR School Forest and recent designation as a US Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Watch this short video which highlights the event: