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The Capitol Christmas Tree Makes A Stop In Yakima

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YAKIMA, WA-- Pretty soon you may start seeing Christmas lights pop up as people begin decorating for the holidays and the U.S. Capitol is no exception. 

Thursday the 88-foot spruce tree that will be set up on the west lawn at the capitol building in Washington D.C. was in downtown Yakima for people to check out.

The tree comes from the Colville National Forest just north of Spokane.

Coordinators said this is an opportunity to share the state with the rest of the country.

"In Washington State, we're sharing Washington's good nature and everyone gets to see the gift that they are sending across the country.  Across the country they get to see a lot of places that don't have national forests near them, they get to see the treasures that we have in our national forests," said Capitol Christmas Tree Coordinator, Jen Knutson.

The tree will also be in Kennewick on Saturday at the three rivers convention center from 4:00 to 5:30 in the evening.

Once it is in D.C. the tree will be decorated with more than 5,000 made ornaments made by kids from around Washington State.