Hand-crafted red felt “recorders”, created by Third Grade students from Steilacoom’s Cherrydale Primary School, will be among the 400 ornaments hung in December on the Tree at the Washington State Governor’s Mansion in Olympia.
Students from Kathy Johansen’s and Courtney Taylor’s classes are joining with students from 15 other Washington schools, grades K-12, to create unique ornaments for this year’s tree–a 12 ft. Noble Fir, that will be the focus of Gov. and Mrs. Jay Inslee’s family room this year. The tree was harvested from the Bear Canyon Tree Farm at Mossyrock, WA.
The tree will be available for public viewing at the Mansion between Dec. 7-23. This year’s theme, selected by Mrs. Inslee, is Music.
The felted recorders are a tie-in, said Mrs. Johansen, to next year’s March concert at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Cherrydale’s Music teacher, Barbie Gonzalez, is preparing the students for that event.
The students also will have small recorders and clay items to hang on their home trees, Mrs. Johansen said.
“I’m excited about making an ornament for the Governor’s tree,” said student Riley Lee.
Contact the Governor’s Mansion to schedule a visit. Phone 360-725-3911 or view www.governor