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Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight

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Today is the lighting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington, DC.

The Jazz @8 Choir from Summerville High School will be performing today, and Sonora second grader Johnny Crawford will help House Speaker John Boehner do the formal lighting. The event begins at 5pm EST at the U.S. Capitol. It is the focus of a new blog written by District 19 Congressman Jeff Denham. He writes about what is referred to as, “The Peoples Tree,” which came from the Stanislaus National Forest this year.

Denham states, “This year’s tree showcases not only the beauty of California’s natural resources but the diversity of its cultures and charity of its residents. We take pride in knowing that this great representation of our area will be a symbol of the holidays in our Nation’s Capitol this year.”

The lighting ceremony will be aired live on cable television channel C-Span 3.