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Missouri Ag Connection - 12/02/2019

The 2019 Missouri Governor's Mansion Christmas trees will arrive on Dec. 2 between 7 and 8 a.m. A portion of Madison Street will be closed during this time.

The tree that will be displayed on the Mansion lawn is a 30-foot white pine donated by Mike and Ellen Hedgcoth of Salem. The Hedgcoths decided to donate their tree because it had become too large for their yard. The tree for the Mansion staircase is a 17-foot Norway spruce from Pea Ridge Forest in Hermann.

Missouri Department of Conservation staff will install the indoor tree, and Missouri Department of Natural Resources staff will install the Mansion lawn tree. Members of the media are invited to cover the arrival and placement of the tree on the lawn.

The annual lighting of the tree will take place on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. followed by this year's Candlelight Tours. Doors will be open until 8 p.m. and again on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Preparations for the Candlelight Tours are currently underway. During the tours, visitors will be able to walk through the festively decorated ground floor of the Mansion as well as a new Christmas Village on the Mansion lawn.

For more details on the Candlelight Tours, go to www.facebook.com/events/505123483420165/.

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