Meeker, Colorado – Home of the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree

After more than a year of planning and gathering ornaments, the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree, harvested 40 miles east of Meeker in the White River National Forest, was delivered, decorated and lit in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 4, 2012.

The Meeker 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree team including Dan Schwartz, Gerald Morris, Lynn Lockwood, Natasha Goedert, Ken Coffin, Toni Toelli, Patty Wyatt, Kristin Silva, Mike Fuller and Twila Morris were invited to help decorate the Capitol Christmas Tree, which was lit Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
Elementary School second-grader Katie Lockwood helped decorate the tree from atop her dad Chris’ shoulders.