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State House Christmas tree illuminated for holiday season


(HE) EXCITEMENT IS GROWING AT THE STATE HOUSE. WE ARE JUST ABOUT AN HOUR AWAY– FROM THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING! (MM) THIS YEAR’S TREE IS FROM BEDROCK TREE FARM IN SOUTH KINGSTOWN. LET’S GET RIGHT TO EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER CAROLINE GOGGIN– WHO IS LIVE AT THE STATE HOUSE– CAROLINE? STATE HOUSE TREE LIGHTING IS SCHEDULED FOR ABOUT 615 TONIGHT. WE ARE LIVE TALKING WITH THOSE WHO COME TO ENJOY THE EVENT. THE SPEAKING AND MUSIC PROGRAM STARTS IS JUST A FEW MINUTES. COMING UP AT 530 YOU’LL HEAR FROM THE HEAD OF RHODE ISLAND VETERANS AFFAIRS ABOUT WHY TONIGHT IS SPECIAL AND UNIQUE. LIGHTING IS SCHEDULED FOR ABOUT 615 TONIGHT. WE ARE LIVE TALKING WITH THOSE WHO COME TO ENJOY THE EVENT. THE SPEAKING AND MUSIC PROGRAM STARTS IS JUST A FEW MINUTES. COMING UP AT 530 YOU’LL HEAR FROM THE HEAD OF RHODE ISLAND VETERANS AFFAIRS ABOUT WHY TONIGHT IS SPECIAL AND UNIQUE. (MM) A BIG NIGHT AT THE STATE HOUSE.. IN LESS THAN AN HOUR.. GOVERNOR GINA RAIMONDO WILL FLIP THE SWITCH ON THE STATE HOUSE CHRISTMAS TREE. (HE) EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER CAROLINE GOGGIN IS LIVE AT THE STATEHOUSE.. WHERE THE FESTIVITIES ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY. CAROLINE? (CG) STATE HOUSE TREE LIGHTING IS SCHEDULED FOR ABOUT 615 TONIGHT. WE ARE LIVE TALKING WITH THOSE WHO COME TO ENJOY THE EVENT. THE SPEAKING AND MUSIC PROGRAM STARTS IS JUST A FEW MINUTES. THE HEAD OF RHODE ISLAND VETERANS AFFAIRS ABOUT WHY TONIGHT IS SPECIAL AND UNIQUE. [” “] STATE HOUSE TREE LIGHTING IS SCHEDULED FOR ABOUT 615 TONIGHT. WE ARE LIVE TALKING WITH THOSE WHO COME TO ENJOY THE EVENT. THE SPEAKING AND MUSIC PROGRAM STARTS IS JUST A FEW MINUTES. THE HEAD OF RHODE ISLAND VETERANS AFFAIRS ABOUT WHY TONIGHT IS SPECIAL AND UNIQUE. [” “] (CG) (MM) HAPPENING RIGHT NOW — WE’RE JUST MOMENTS AWAY FROM THE LIGHTING OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE AT THE RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE — (HE) EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER CAROLINE GOGGIN IS LIVE AT THE STATE HOUSE FOR THE FESTIVITIES —- The Rhode Island State House will be awash with holiday cheer Thursday evening as state leaders hold their annual Christmas tree lighting celebration. The 18-foot Douglas fir was donated by Bedrock Tree Farm in South Kingstown. The celebration will also feature performances from “The Governor’s Own” 88th Army Band, the Mixed Magic Theater Exult Choir, the Ponaganset High School Chamber Chorus, and Wheeler Middle School Chorus, as well as a reading of The Night Before Christmas by the governor and first gentleman. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will also be visiting from the North Pole, and there will be a free raffle and crafts for children. Attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for the Rhode Island State Police “Fill a Cruiser” drive. The donations will be distributed by local charities to children in need. A BIG NIGHT AT THE STATE HOUSE– AS RHODE ISLAND’S OFFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE– WAS LIT. (SN) THIS YEAR’S TREE IS FROM BEDROCK TREE FARM IN SOUTH KINGSTOWN. LET’S GET RIGHT TO EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER CAROLINE GOGGIN– WHO IS LIVE AT THE STATE HOUSE– CAROLINE? STATE HOUSE TREE LIGHTING IS SCHEDULED FOR ABOUT 615 TONIGHT. WE ARE LIVE TALKING WITH THOSE WHO COME TO ENJOY THE EVENT. THE SPEAKING AND MUSIC PROGRAM STARTS IS JUST A FEW MINUTES. COMING UP AT 530 YOU’LL HEAR FROM THE HEAD OF RHODE ISLAND VETERANS AFFAIRS ABOUT WHY TONIGHT IS SPECIAL AND UNIQUE. NOW, CHIEF METEORLOGIST TONY PETRARCA WITH YOUR

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