Today over 250 students gathered in the rotunda for the annual trimming of the State House Christmas tree. Each year, the state capitol building receives a large coniferous tree donated by the Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association. This year’s theme is “Holiday Tales from the Heart.” With an emphasis on literacy, students were asked to write about their favorite Christmas memories and to put that short story in a decorated book to be hung on the tree as an ornament.
This year’s tree came from Hensler Nursery located in Hamlet, Indiana.
Students singing carols in the Rotunda.
Students hang “Holiday Tales from the Heart” ornaments on the tree.
To see more ornaments go to Indiana First Lady Cheri Daniels’ website where she posted some of her favorites.