All I Want for Christmas...
The San Francisco City Hall Christmas tree lighting ceremony was last night and the tree looks just as beautiful as last year's except minus one hopeful little piece of origami.
I have no idea what you are talking about, you can't prove I was anywhere near that tree. *cough*
Wishes of peace from around the world will be illuminated on San Francisco's "Tree of Hope" this evening when the city's official holiday tree is lit up for the 2009 season.
The annual lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. in the City Hall rotunda. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a performance by the San Francisco Boys Chorus.
Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Rev. Nobuaki Hanaoka, a Nagasaki atomic bomb survivor, will officiate the tree lighting. Porter William, host of local show Entertaining People, will emcee, and actresses Rita Moreno and Sharon Gless will also attend, organizers said this morning.
The tree will feature 5,000 white origami cranes, each bearing a written sentiment of peace and hope from children and others around the world.
The tree is the work of the Rainbow World Fund charity, which collects the statements throughout the year. A team of origami artists, including survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb, folds the cranes.
Yeah, well, it IS a "tree of Hope", right? And a girl can hope...
For the record, Jr Deputy Accountant did not attend this year's tree lighting. But she may have been running around with Dame Edna last December... did anyone dust that ETF plane for prints?