Press<br>Releases Press
Releases

City of Eureka
531 K Street
Eureka, CA 95501-1165

Phone: (707) 441-4144


10/18/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 0000
Subject :

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit Eureka, CA During 2021 Tour
Contact : Christine Tyson, Economic Development Coordinator, Economic Development    707-441-4178
    ctyson@ci.eureka.ca.gov
, ,     
    

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Oct. 18, 2021 (Eureka, Ca)

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit Eureka, CA During 2021 Tour

Media Contact:
Christine Tyson
ctyson@ci.eureka.ca.gov
707-441-4178


“People’s Tree” will spread holiday joy on a cross-country journey from California to Washington, D.C.


Every year, the USDA Forest Service selects one of its 154 national forests to provide a tree to appear on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. In partnership with nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors, the Six Rivers National Forest will bring this special gift from California to Washington, D.C., for the 2021 holiday season. The Tree will make a special appearance in (Eureka on Oct. 29 from 4:30-6 PM at the Madaket Plaza/ gravel parking lot).


Under the theme,
Six Rivers, Many Peoples, One Tree, the 84’ tall White Fir will be harvested on the Six Rivers National Forest on Oct. 25 and prepared for the 3,300-mile expedition. The journey will include a series of 25 outdoor community celebrations before being delivered to the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 19. The Tree will then be decorated with handmade ornaments and tree skirts specially created by Californians and lit in early December.


“The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree campaign exists to connect people from across California and throughout the country to the outdoors and their public lands,” said Ted McArthur, forest supervisor for the Six Rivers National Forest. “We are honored to represent California national forests and bring the joy of the People’s Tree on its journey to Washington, D.C.”


Festivities during the Tree’s visit to Eureka on Oct. 29 will include visit with Humboldt Lumberjacks Marching Band, hot cocoa, hot cider, warm cookies, gift drive for Toys for Tots, and more. Activities are open to the public and free for all to enjoy while following local health guidelines.


“We are honored that the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will visit Eureka on its journey to Washington, D.C.,” said Miles Slattery, City Manager of Eureka. “Our community looks forward to being a stop along this journey and appreciate the joy it will bring to our community this holiday.”


The initiative made possible with cash and in-kind contributions from companies large and small and volunteers locally and across America, who provide vital support of time and resources. 2021 sponsors include Kenworth Truck Company, System Transport, ABC Sacramento, Spireon, Inc., PG&E, Hale Trailer, Mountain F Enterprises, Visit California, Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration, Society of American Foresters, Truckload Carriers Association, Great West Casualty Company, Meritor, Inc., Coast Central Credit Union, Alaska Airlines, BT Metals, The Forest Foundation, Green Diamond Resource Company, Sierra Pacific Industries, Mendocino and Humboldt Redwood Companies, Trinity County, Verizon, LexisNexis VitalChek Network, Inc., The Joy Trip Project, Bass Pro Shops, BERG Co, Vesmir, Gene Lucas Community Center, Dick Taylor Chocolates, Humboldt Craft Spirits, Humboldt Marketplace, and ChicoBag & To-Go Ware.


“We are grateful to the host cities such as Eureka, who play a vital role in bringing the tree across the country and this annual celebration to life,” said Bruce Ward, President, Choose Outdoors.”


For more information on the Eureka event, visit
http://www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/ For news, events, and tour information, see uscapitolchristmastree.com, along with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Oct. 18, 2021 (Eureka, Ca)

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit Eureka, CA During 2021 Tour

Media Contact:
Christine Tyson
ctyson@ci.eureka.ca.gov
707-441-4178


“People’s Tree” will spread holiday joy on a cross-country journey from California to Washington, D.C.


Every year, the USDA Forest Service selects one of its 154 national forests to provide a tree to appear on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. In partnership with nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors, the Six Rivers National Forest will bring this special gift from California to Washington, D.C., for the 2021 holiday season. The Tree will make a special appearance in (Eureka on Oct. 29 from 4:30-6 PM at the Madaket Plaza/ gravel parking lot).


Under the theme, 
Six Rivers, Many Peoples, One Tree, the 84’ tall White Fir will be harvested on the Six Rivers National Forest on Oct. 25 and prepared for the 3,300-mile expedition. The journey will include a series of 25 outdoor community celebrations before being delivered to the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 19. The Tree will then be decorated with handmade ornaments and tree skirts specially created by Californians and lit in early December.


“The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree campaign exists to connect people from across California and throughout the country to the outdoors and their public lands,” said Ted McArthur, forest supervisor for the Six Rivers National Forest. “We are honored to represent California national forests and bring the joy of the People’s Tree on its journey to Washington, D.C.”


Festivities during the Tree’s visit to Eureka on Oct. 29 will include visit with Humboldt Lumberjacks Marching Band, hot cocoa, hot cider, warm cookies, gift drive for Toys for Tots, and more. Activities are open to the public and free for all to enjoy while following local health guidelines.


“We are honored that the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will visit Eureka on its journey to Washington, D.C.,” said Miles Slattery, City Manager of Eureka. “Our community looks forward to being a stop along this journey and appreciate the joy it will bring to our community this holiday.”


The initiative made possible with cash and in-kind contributions from companies large and small and volunteers locally and across America, who provide vital support of time and resources. 2021 sponsors include Kenworth Truck Company, System Transport, ABC Sacramento, Spireon, Inc., PG&E, Hale Trailer, Mountain F Enterprises, Visit California, Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration, Society of American Foresters, Truckload Carriers Association, Great West Casualty Company, Meritor, Inc., Coast Central Credit Union, Alaska Airlines, BT Metals, The Forest Foundation, Green Diamond Resource Company, Sierra Pacific Industries, Mendocino and Humboldt Redwood Companies, Trinity County, Verizon, LexisNexis VitalChek Network, Inc., The Joy Trip Project, Bass Pro Shops, BERG Co, Vesmir, Gene Lucas Community Center, Dick Taylor Chocolates, Humboldt Craft Spirits, Humboldt Marketplace, and ChicoBag & To-Go Ware.


“We are grateful to the host cities such as Eureka, who play a vital role in bringing the tree across the country and this annual celebration to life,” said Bruce Ward, President, Choose Outdoors.”


For more information on the Eureka event, visit 
http://www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/ For news, events, and tour information, see uscapitolchristmastree.com, along with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



###