Amramp Lancaster welcomes Capitol Christmas Tree to Hershey Park over Thanksgiving weekend


Posted on November 22, 2011

Compared to other stops along the 20-city, cross-country tour, Amramp Lancaster is blessed to have Capitol Christmas Tree right at Hershey Park before it goes to Washington, D.C., to light up the Western lawn of the Capitol Building for the holidays.

Don’t miss the “People’s Tree” on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26 and 27, during its last tour stop at Hershey Park.

Approximate distances to Hershey, Pennsylvania, from

Harrisburg and Lebanon – 15 miles
Lancaster, Pa. – 30 miles
Philadelphia – 100 miles
New York City – 150 miles

Amramp Lancaster owner Tim Peters Jr. has a fully stocked warehouse in Lancaster County, installing wheelchair ramps and portability solutions throughout Central Pennsylvania generally within days, not weeks.

Every year since 1970, a different U.S. state has been chosen to provide the Capitol Christmas Tree. Pennsylvania has twice held the honor: in 1972, a 50-foot balsam fir from Tennessee National Forest and a
51-foot white spruce Allegheny National Forest in 1973.

The 2011 tree, a 65-foot white fir, has traveled some 4,000-plus miles from Stanislaus National Forest in Northern California and has been touring since Nov. 8.

At each Capitol Tree event across the country, attendees will climb a ramp to access the platform where they can leave a note or an ornament. By providing ADA-compliant ramps, Amramp, America’s leading wheelchair ramp and mobility solutions provider, is proud to ensure that everyone of all abilities can participate in this national tradition.

The Capitol Tree Celebration began in 1964, when a live Douglas fir was purchased from a Pennsylvania nursery and was planted on the grounds of the Capitol building. The tree suffered root system damage during a storm in 1967 and later died. After a few years of Maryland trees, the decision was made to bring in a new tree from a different state each year, which would be viewed as a gift from that state.

The United States Forestry Division carefully chooses candidates from a national forest within that state, and the Architect of the Capitol then picks the “winner” from the group.

Be sure to visit the tree when it stops in Hershey Nov. 26 and 27 and take part in this wonderful national tradition!

Visit www.capitolchristmastree2011.org for more information about the nation’s Christmas tree and related events.

For more about Amramp’s Made-in-the-U.S.A. products and free on-site estimates, please contact Amramp’s National Call Center at 888-715-7598.

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