COLVILLE, Wash.--A first grader from Hofstetter Elementary in Colville was chosen to light the National Christmas tree in Washington, D.C.
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One child from the tree’s state lights the Capitol Christmas Tree every year with the Speaker of the House. Children who have submitted ornaments are invited to enter a drawing to win a trip accompanied by their guardians to Washington D.C. to light the tree.
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This year’s winner was first grader Giovanni Philip Gaynor. His parents are David Gaynor and Ilaria Gaynor.