Trees Arrive at Governor's Mansion

7 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Monday, November 29 2010 Nov 29, 2010 Monday, November 29, 2010 6:11:17 PM CST November 29, 2010 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Madison Street in Jefferson City was closed Monday for the Missouri Department of Conservation to haul in two huge Christmas trees for the Governor's Mansion. The tree to be placed outside is 30 feet tall and 24 feet wide, while the tree for inside the mansion had to be trimmed down two feet in order to fit.

It took a crane to lift the three story outdoor tree and nine people to carry the 18-foot tree inside. MDC has started decorating with the help of cherry pickers and scaffolding.  When the decorating is finished Governor Jay Nixon will welcome Missourians to the Governor's Mansion for candlelight tours on Dec. 3 and 4. 

The tours will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. Prior to the tours on Friday, Governor Nixon will welcome visitors to the mansion grounds for the lighting of the mansion and the outdoor Christmas tree at 6:00 p.m.

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