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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Convenience retailers across the country are providing the gas and refreshments for the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree caravan as it travels on its 25-day trip from Washington State to Washington, D.C.
NACS, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, is a lead sponsor of the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree and is also paying for the fueling costs at all stops, with many of the stores providing free refreshments and hearty support.
Starting today through Nov. 9, the tree and its support vehicles will travel through Washington State, which provided the 88-foot tall Engelmann spruce that was harvested from the Colville National Forest. Along the route, the caravan will re-fuel and refresh at 10 retail fueling locations throughout the state before embarking on its journey to the U.S. Capitol. The tree is scheduled to arrive in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 25. The lighting ceremony on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol will take place in early December.
Follow the progress of the Capitol Christmas Tree at capitolchristmastree.com and view the route the tree and caravan are traveling at capitolchristmastree.com/tree-route-schedule.