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Annual State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony
The Department of Developmental Services joins Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Brown as they kick off the holiday season at the 82nd Annual State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony, on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. (formal program begins at 5:00 p.m.) on the West Steps of the State Capitol. The event is open to the public.
Angel Valencia-Ceja, of Vallejo, California, has been chosen to help the Governor and First Lady light the tree and hang a special ornament created by a person with a developmental disability. Angel is 8 years old and receives services from North Bay Regional Center for Hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This is the 31st year that a child with a developmental disability will participate in the ceremony. By December 12th, the tree will be decorated with hundreds of hand-crafted festive ornaments made by children and adults with developmental disabilities who receive supports and services from the state’s developmental centers and 21 non-profit regional centers and decorated with 10,000 ultra-low wattage LED lights.
For more information, please contact Nancy Lungren, Assistant Director for Communications, DDS, at (916) 654-1820, or firstname.lastname@example.org.