US Capitol Christmas Tree

Tokens of U.S. Capitol Christmas

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree program is possible in part to generous support of partners and sponsors, and the Payette National Forest and Choose Outdoors are fortunate to have two partners who have created special initiatives to engage with and support the 2016 program.

Weiser Classic Candy makes hand-made delectables in Weiser, Idaho. They’ve developed the limited edition U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree chocolate bar, proceeds from which will help raise money to fly one lucky Idaho student to Washington D.C this Christmas season where he or she will have the honor of flipping the switch during the 2016 lighting ceremony. The contest to select the student will be headed by Senator Crapo’s office and announced in September. Milk or dark chocolate varieties are $3.00 and can be ordered over the phone by calling toll free 877-818-5016.

Celebrated Idaho-based artist Ward Hooper designed the 2016 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree logo. Ward, a native of Idaho, lets his artwork convey how Idaho continues to inspire him and following the launch of the logo, Hooper offered to develop poster art for the project. The commemorative poster is available for a donation of $20.00. For information on how to donate and receive the poster art, contact Bruce Ward, president of Choose Outdoors. And for more of Ward’s uniquely Idaho art, visit his website.

Enjoy a small piece of the 2016 Christmas season wherever you may be!

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