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North Dakota seeks ornaments of hope for state Christmas tree

This year's ornament motif is "Inspire Hope," in connection to first lady Kathryn Burgum's platform to instill hope in people to know that recovery from addiction is possible.

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The lights from the North Dakota state Christmas tree glow against the backdrop of the gold-colored columns in Memorial Hall inside the state Capitol in Bismarck on Dec. 13, 2017.
Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
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BISMARCK — The office of North Dakota's first lady is inviting artists and craftspeople to contribute handmade ornaments for the state Christmas tree.

The tree will be on display in Memorial Hall at the state Capitol.

This year's ornament motif is "Inspire Hope," in connection to first lady Kathryn Burgum's platform to instill hope in people to know that recovery from addiction is possible.

Each ornament submission should contain the entrant's name, their email address and a one or two sentence description of the ornament that includes the art form used and special circumstances through which it was created.

Ornaments must be received no later than Monday, Nov. 28. Ornaments will become property of the Office of the First Lady and may be hung on the state tree in years to come.

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Mail ornaments to: State of North Dakota, Office of Management and Budget, Julie Strom, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505.

The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Memorial Hall at the Capitol.

Related Topics: CHRISTMASINFORUM BISMARCK
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