Centennial students help celebrate the holidays in Phoenix | Community Spirit
School children from across Southern Arizona helped Governor Brewer celebrate the holidays today.
The 2012 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took place today in the Executive Tower lobby at the Arizona State Capitol.
There is a 20-foot White Fir from the Tonto National Forest, the second year there has been a live Christmas tree in the capitol, decorated with over 220 hand decorated ornaments.
The 220 ornaments were designed by students from several Centennial schools: Centennial Elementary School (Gilbert & Tucson); Yuma Centennial Middle School, and Centennial High School in Peoria. There was even a youth choir from John F. Long Elementary School, who joined the Governor in the tree lighting ceremony.
Included in the Christmas decorations are 15 wreaths, each decorated with unique ornaments that were designed and donated by all 15 Arizona counties.
Governor Brewer thanked Crown Import, Southwest Ornaments, the County Supervisors’ Association, the Centennial Schools and everyone else who had a hand in the 2012 Capitol Christmas display