Capitol Christmas Tree Visits Soda Springs
Many gathered from around southeast Idaho to celebrate the Capitol Christmas Tree when it stopped in Soda Springs on its way the way to the White House. The tree, a noble fir, was making a historic journey from Sweet Home, Oregon and traveling the Oregon Trail in reverse.
Many in the community collaborated to produce a memorable celebration. Local students from Thirkill Elementary, Tigert Middle School and Soda Springs High Schoolprovided vocal and musical entertainment, while the ladies from City Hall provided hot chocolate and cookies that were sponsored by the City. The US Forest Service was also in attendance offering memorabilia and Christmas ornanments in celebration of the tree.
An abundance of pictures were taken and all who desired were allowed to sign the tarp wrapping the tree, many taking advantage of the opportunity to leave their mark on such a piece of history. All-in-all it was an afternoon hour spend in joyous celebration which concluded in a fitting send off as the historic Geyser erupted just as the tree was preparing to resume its journey. The tree also got to taste Soda Springs name-sake water as the bladder, which is a large bag that holds waters to water the tree, was filled with Soda Springs very own water.