Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
December 2006
Holiday Events and Displays in the State Capitol

The following is a list of holiday events and displays that will be in the State Capitol Rotunda throughout December:

2006 Holiday Tree

  • Height: 35-feet
  • Type: Balsam Fir
  • Donor: The people of Douglas County
  • Source: Tree was harvested from Douglas County Forest property south of Solon Springs
  • Decorations: The tree's ornaments were made by public and private schoolchildren in Wisconsin reflecting this year's theme of "Color Wisconsin," a Wisconsin & Southern Railroad toy locomotive is circling the base of the tree
  • Lights: Tree is adorned with 2,400 energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights
  • Installation: Tree was moved into the Capitol Rotunda on Monday, November 27, 2006
  • Illumination: Lighting ceremony will be held Friday, December 1 at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Special Thanks: The Department of Administration wishes to extend a special thank you to the following individuals and businesses who helped make this year's Holiday Tree display possible: Max Ericson of Ericson Logging in Minong for harvesting the tree; Don Kinsley of Kinsley Forest Products of Winter for transporting the tree; Douglas County Director of Forestry Jon Harris and crew; and Ken Lucht of the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company.

Madison Kiwanis Club Holiday Pageant
Sunday, December 3
4:15 and 5:15 p.m.

Menorah on Display
December 15-24, 2006

Freedom from Religion Display
December 1-31, 2006

Interfaith Display
December 10-15, 2006

Madison Baptist Church Display
December 1-31, 2006

Various musical performances will take place throughout the month of December.

-- Scott Larrivee, DOA

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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