U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree artwork complete

The artwork was created locally and will be sent back east along with the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

BOISE - A work of art to go along with the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., is finally complete.

This year's Capitol Christmas Tree will come from the Payette National Forest.

Recently students with the welding program at Centennial Job Corps in Nampa took on the task to turn a piece of art created by a local artist into metal.

The College of Western Idaho also helped create the project by cutting out all the pieces.

The final product will be on display during the lighting ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in early December.

“I like the Christmas tree the most, it pops out,” said job corps student Coleton Poindexter.

“I think they're going to have a lot of pride,” said welding instructor Kris Johnson. “They're going to get to see something that they started from the very beginning and finished, and seen the final product.”

The work will be shipped off Friday.

The last time a U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree came from Idaho was back in 2003.

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