Mo. Capitol Christmas tree provided by Jackson family - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Mo. Capitol Christmas tree provided by Jackson family

Posted: Updated:
(Source: Office of Rep. Donna Lichtenegger) (Source: Office of Rep. Donna Lichtenegger)

This year's Missouri State Capitol Christmas tree literally has its "roots" in southeast Missouri.

Steve and Theresa Meier of Horse Shoe Pines furnished this year's Capitol Christmas tree.  They transported the 12-foot White Pine tree from their farm in Jackson, Missouri. 

The 11-year old Christmas-tree was unveiled Friday in front of the Governor's office.  First Lady Georganne Wheeler Nixon presided over the ceremony.

"What a grand looking tree," said State Rep. Donna Lichtenegger, (R-Jackson). "I'm pleased that the Governor chose to recognize a beautiful tree from southeast Missouri."

According to Lichtenegger's office, this year's drought affected many of the Meier's younger trees, but due to its age and deep roots, the furnished tree was able to overcome adversity.  

Copyright 2012 KFVS. All rights reserved.



Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.