The tree will not be cut down until November, but the work to decorate that tree has already begun. Deer Creek Elementary School children in Bailey and thousands of others are busy making ornaments for the "tannenbaum."
Nine-year-old Austin Gray and his classmates feel like the pressure is on as they pick up their markers and work on a very special project. They are creating the very ornaments for the tree that will soon be seen by millions.
Thousands of wooden ornaments have been carved by Rotary members who have been cutting up trees killed by bark beetle. They are getting artistic treatment from school kids around the state. There is a large reason to take the fun project seriously.
"One of our kids from Colorado [could] go stand next to the Speaker of the House and at the right moment, [they could] pull that switch," Bruce Ward with Choose Outdoors said.
The kids are trying to show the nation how creative Colorado can be.
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