Christmas tree lighting ceremony held at state Capitol

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Governor Tom Wolf helped get the state Capitol into the holiday spirit with the annual Christmas tree lighting on Thursday.

This year’s tree on display in the Rotunda is an 18-foot Douglas fir. The tree comes from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Carbon County.

Pre-K children and seniors from around the state provided the decorations.

“During this Christmas season, let us all count our blessings,” Wolf said. “Let’s reach out to those in need. Let’s remember those Americans who are proudly serving our country and serving our loved ones thousands of miles away from home.”

The ceremony was briefly interrupted by people protesting mail policies at state prisons, but they were quickly escorted out.

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