The Capitol is lit up for the season with Christmas spirit

Updated: Dec. 8, 2022 at 6:58 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - It’s that time of year again to gather around family and loved ones as we celebrate all of the things that really matter this time of year.

Crowds gathered at the capitol on Thursday for the tree lighting ceremony to celebrate the season and the spirit of giving.

The capitol tree lighting ceremony has become an annual tradition celebrating the things making the season bright.

“The message today was about unity, about bringing us together instead of trying to figure out what separates us, let’s think about what brings us together,” said Gov. Mark Gordon.

The Governor and First Lady attended. Gordon spoke about seeing the common good and humanity in all of us, especially this time of year.

Officials LCSD1 students and arc of Laramie County disability students were there to sing...

“It means the world to me as a parent with a child with a disability words can...There’s not words to describe how amazing this is,” said Charity Henning, Executive Director of ARC of Laramie County.

Dance and ring in the festivity of the season.

“People with all sorts of abilities and disabilities are able to do and celebrate just like we do every time of year. And to really seek out the joy in everybody you interact with,” said Tiffany Jones, Adaptive Music Teacher- LCSD1.

Students and teachers started organizing the event back in August, and the event is the first since the pandemic.

Disabled students were also assigned the task of creating ornaments that would eventually decorate the Capitol Christmas tree.

This occasion was a reminder of what really matters and why we celebrate.

”Is about making sure that when someone shows up at your door, you treat them with dignity and respect because you have no idea if that could be Christ or not, and so that’s the message that really comes through in this,” said Gordon.

Students, school and state officials were all here to remember that we are all connected in this season of giving.