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Bush Museum To Hold Tree-Lighting Ceremony

For Release: November 29, 2002
College Station, TX - In recent years, Brazos Valley residents have grown accustomed to having the grand Christmas tree displayed at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum serve as the area's centerpiece of holiday festivity. This year will be no different.

At 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 29 the Museum will officially light the 18-foot tall Fraser fir that has become a traditional holiday fixture of the Bryan-College Station community.

Graciously donated by North Carolina's Hudler Carolina Tree Farm, the tree will be displayed in the Museum's rotunda, illuminated by thousands of lights. Also adorning the tree will be the same storybook character ornaments used on the official White House Christmas tree of 1989.

The Bush Museum brings the tree in every year to promote holiday spirit within the community and also to provide a festive backdrop for its annual Holidays in the Rotunda music series, which features four dates this December.

Scheduled performances for this year will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, Thursday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 10. There will also be a performance on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Holidays in the Rotunda is made possible by a grant from TXU.

Museum hours are Monday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 until 5:00 p.m. Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for students, $3.50 for senior citizens 62+ and groups of 20 or more with reservations. Texas A&M and Blinn students as well as children 16 and under are always FREE. For more information call 260-9552.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091