One of the best things we, at AWB, do each year is sponsor the Capitol Kids Holiday Tree. Since 1989, Association of Washington Business members and friends have donated the 30-foot Noble Fir Christmas Tree, lights and decorations which stands in the Rotunda of our State Capitol in Olympia.
This year the tree was provided by Rayonier, an AWB and Washington Forest Protection Association member. WFPA arranges for its private forestland owner members to donate the Noble Fir each year.
The surplus funds are donated to rural fire departments to provide gifts and food baskets for needy families. Over the years, AWB members and friends have collected over $300,000 to provide the tree, its decorations and for rural fire fighters.
Merry Christmas, everyone, and please say a prayer for our troops overseas, especially those in combat zones, and their lonely families back home.
Don C. Brunell, President (DonB@awb.org)