Capitol Christmas tree stops in Sheridan Tuesday

*h/t photo Wikimedia Commons* (Sheridan, Wyo.) — The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is coming to Sheridan Tuesday, and according to Track the Tree, it is in Laurel, Mont., right now. [image: Inline image 1] For more than 50 years, a specially-selected and decorated Christmas tree has been placed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. The tree selected as the 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree is a 74-foot Lutz Spruce, harvested from the Chugach National Forest in Alaska. Sheridan was selected as one of 13 community stops along the tree’s 4,000-mile route from Seward, Ala., to Washington, D.C. The public viewing will be from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the north parking lot at the Holiday Inn. The tree will still be encased on its truck bed as it comes across the country, but will be visible through windows in the vehicle, according to the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. The Sheridan event will include brief comments from Mayor Heath, more information about the U.S. Capitol Tree program, the opportunity to sign the banner accompanying the tree, the presence of Santa and Mrs. Claus, Smokey the Bear, live music by the Blackwater Railroad Band, refreshments and giveaways from the Bighorn National Forest Service office. #dally #whatshappening