Governor Herbert and First Lady Unveil Holiday Decor – Students Help Decorate the Governor’s Mansion

What: Third and fourth grade students from Stewart Elementary School, a Chinese Immersion school in Centerville, will join Governor Gary R. and First Lady Jeanette Herbert to decorate a Christmas tree in the Governor’s Mansion library. The students will perform a Christmas carol in Chinese for Governor and Mrs. Herbert.

Members of the media are invited to attend this unveiling of the holiday decorations and tour the Governor’s Mansion.

Who: Governor and First Lady Herbert, students and staff from Stewart Elementary, Education Policy Advisor Christine Kearl; and local decorators and volunteers.

When: Tuesday, December 3, 2012, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Where: Governor’s Mansion, 603 East South Temple, Salt Lake City

Background: Each year the First Lady selects a theme for the decorations in the Governor’s Mansion. Community volunteers and organizations are invited to decorate accordingly, generously providing their time, talent and supplies, as they turn the beautiful historic mansion into a tribute to the season. Built in 1902 by prominent mining magnate and U.S. Senator Thomas Kearns and his wife, Jennie, the mansion was donated to the State of Utah in 1937. More information on the mansion may be found at