Capitol Christmas Tree Coming to Blue Earth for the Scarfing of the Jolly Green Giant

The Bridger-Teton National Forest, at the request of Senator John Barrasso, is leading the State of Wyoming in the delivery of the Capitol Christmas Tree for 2010.
The Capitol Christmas Tree will grace the west front lawn of the U.S. Capitol in December 2010. Once the perfect 65-foot tree is selected, it will be cut, loaded, covered and prepped for travel in November, where it will be toured across the state of Wyoming before heading east to the U.S. Capitol.

The tree will be making one stop in Minnesota on its way East. That stop is Blue Earth.
On Saturday, November 20th the tree will arrive at the Green Giant Statue Park for the annual scarfing of the statue by Santa, at 3:30 p.m.  This will give folks a chance to see the giant tree up close and personal as it lays next to the ultimate giant, the Jolly Green Giant – who stands at almost 6o feet himself!

Once the tree leaves Blue Earth and is delivered to the U.S. Capitol, it will be strung with lights, and decorated with thousands of handcrafted ornaments to be enjoyed by thousands during the Holiday season.

Prior to the scarfing and tree arrival there will be a ribbon cutting and open house for the Giant Museum expansion at 2 p.m.
The Giant Museum features Green Giant and little Sprout memorabilia as well as old items and canning machinery used for the canning of peas and sweet corn in the Blue Earth area. Don’t miss this “Giant” event in Blue Earth on Saturday, November 20th!

The Giant Museum expansion is due in part to an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant through the Traverse Des Sioux Library System.

For more information on the Green Giant Scarfing, Giant Museum, or the Capitol Christmas Tree arrival, call the Blue Earth Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-526-2916. Or visit our web-site at www.blueearthchamber.com

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