November 20, 2017
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Secretary of State Kim Wyman to host AWB Holiday Kids' Tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 1



Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman will reprise her role from two years ago when she joins a military family in lighting the state's Holiday Kids' Tree on Friday, Dec. 1, in the 29th annual instance of this joyful holiday tradition.

There’s still time to donate to AWB’s annual Holiday Kids’ Tree Project. Started in 1989, the project has raised more than $390,000 to distribute to rural fire departments to help their local families have a bright holiday season. All donations are funded by AWB members and the private sector.

The cash and gifts will be handed out in the State Reception Room on the second floor of the rotunda just prior to the lighting of this year’s Holiday Kids’ Tree at 6 p.m..

The tree’s theme is “Friends of the Forest” and will feature stuffed ornaments representing animals native to Washington state. All the ornaments are wrapped and sent to children's hospitals after the tree comes down at the end of December.

Thurston Talk has information about the tree lighting.

For more information on the Holiday Kids’ Project or to donate to it, contact Bonnie Millikan at 360.943.1600.



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