Christmas Tree Arrives At Cedar Crest

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Santa Claus made an early delivery to the Kansas governor's residence Wednesday.

A horse-drawn wagon pulled through the gates of Cedar Crest carrying Santa and the state's Christmas trees. Gov. Sam Brownback, his wife Mary and their children welcomed their arrival.

The trees are presented by the Kansas Christmas Tree Growers Association. A nearly 9-foot Scotch pine from Derby will remain at Cedar Crest, while a 14-foot Scotch pine grown at Country Christmas Trees in Wakarusa will be displayed at the Statehouse and lit in a public ceremony November 30th.

The live trees are indoors after fire codes kept them out last year. After further review, it was determined that Cedar Crest, since it's a residence, is okay to display a live tree. At the Statehouse, it will comply with fire codes by being placed in an area with fire sprinklers.

The horse-drawn wagon used for the delivery was owned by Robin Dunn with Dunn's Landing in Wellsville.