AHF Brands to Sponsor 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree
Mountville, PA, November 13, 2023-AHF Products, through three of its flooring brands-Bruce, Armstrong Flooring, and Robbins-will sponsor of the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree-known as “The People’s Tree”-lights up the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol during the holiday season and is selected from a different national forest each year, a tradition that began in 1970 when Monongahela National Forest provided the first tree on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service. This year, Monongahela National Forest is providing the tree once again. The tree was harvested in Randolph County from the Greenbrier Ranger District and will travel around West Virginia throughout November before heading to Washington D.C.
AHF Products had the honor of having the “People’s Tree” wrapped and secured at its Beverly, West Virginia hardwood flooring manufacturing facility, working in tandem with the U.S. Forest Service. From Beverly, the tree and all its accoutrements first stopped in in Elkins, West, Virginia on November 4 for a festive community event. Elkins is home to the headquarters of Monongahela National Forest. Hosted in partnership with the Elkins-Randolph Chamber of Commerce and Elkins Mainstreet, the city became “Elfkins,” with annual holiday lights and festivities at the Elkins Depot Welcome Center, including an appearance by Mark Bowe, host of Magnolia Network’s Barnwood Builders, at the AHF Products booth. Mark Bowe partners with AHF Products on a line of handscraped hardwood floors that bear his name and his personal touch, Bruce Barnwood Living. The floors are made at the AHF Beverly, West Virginia facility.
The tree lighting ceremony will be November 28 with the tree then lighting the West Lawn from nightfall until 11 p.m. each evening until January 1, 2024.