Boise family donates their giant Christmas tree to stand in front of the State Capitol
Jennifer Auh reports on the giant Christmas tree donated by a Boise family, delivered to the Capitol on Friday. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
The City of Trees is getting into the Christmas spirit, even before thanksgiving. On Friday, one Boise family donated a gorgeous tree, a giant blue spruce to stand before the Statehouse steps.
The Jones family, who donated the tree, recalled fond memories of the tree. "We had the tree planted in 1965, and it was just a tiny tree, so we're really honored to give it to the state," said Mary Lou Jones.
Mary Lou said because of this donation, this year’s Christmas will be one, her family will cherish for a very long time.
She told us her family will definitely be there to see the beautiful Christmas tree lights sparkle in front of the Capitol.
The tree lighting ceremony for the Capitol tree will take place on November 26th at 6 p.m.
In addition, a number of Christmas tree lightings across the Treasure Valley will brighten up our nights.
- The town of Caldwell will welcome the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.
- Mayor Tom Dale will flip the switch in downtown Nampa on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.
- Mayor Dave Bieter will light the city Christmas tree at the Grove Plaza on Nov. 24.
- Meridian Mayor Tammy DeWeerd will host a tree lighting event on Nov. 30th at Generations Plaza at 6:30 p.m.