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Artists & craftspeople invited to submit ornaments for Capitol tree lighting

BISMARCK – The deadline is no later than Nov. 25 for artists and craftspeople to submit handmade ornaments for for the annual Capitol tree lighting event in Bismarck.

Ornaments should be mailed to State of North Dakota, Office of the First Lady, Joey Ness, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, N.D. 58505.

The Office of the First Lady invites artists and craftspeople to provide handmade ornaments for the state Christmas tree.

The tree will be on display in Memorial Hall at the Capitol. Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum will participate in the public tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Submitted ornaments may vary from traditional to contemporary arts. Items that are commercially produced or made from kits are not eligible. This year’s ornament motif is “Building Bridges of Hope,” but ornaments can also be of any shape or medium of the designer’s choosing.

Each ornament should include the name of the person entering it, their email address and a brief one- or two-line description of the ornament that includes the art form used and the special circumstances through which it was created, such as a class or senior center project. A description list will be available at the ceremony and will be emailed to everyone who submits an ornament.

The ornaments become the property of the Office of the First Lady and may be hung on the state tree in ensuing years.

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