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Whistle stop hosts receive thanks

Whistle stop hosts receive thanks
TCA Communications & Image Policy Committee Co-Chairs Lisa Spangenberg, left, and Brenda Dittmer, right, recognize TCA Highway Angel spokesperson and Nashville recording artist Lindsay Lawler for her efforts. Lawler helped organize the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree whistle stop in Nashville. (Courtesy: Truckload Carriers Association)

Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) member company Trekker Logistics and TCA Highway Angel spokesperson and Nashville recording artist Lindsay Lawler, have been recognized for contributions to the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree initiative.

Trekker Logistics CEO and TCA Immediate Past Chairman Josh Kaburick and Lawler were each presented a “2019 Whistle Stop Award” for planning and hosting TCA’s whistle stop — a free public event — Nov. 21 at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, located just steps from Broadway Avenue in downtown Nashville.

“We are honored that the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree visited Nashville on its journey to the nation’s capital,” said Kaburick.

For nearly 40 years, a special tree has been harvested from a U.S. national forest and transported across the country to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

In 2019, the 70-foot blue spruce came from the Carson National Forest in New Mexico and stopped at more than 25 communities and military bases, which allowed the public to view “The People’s Tree,” while also shining a spotlight on the trucking industry that makes it possible to haul the immense tree.

The whistle stop in Nashville featured live music from several of the city’s recording artists and a local children’s choir, remarks by Nashville’s Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Brenda Haywood, and balloon artists, as well as commemorative ornaments for purchase.

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests in Colorado will provide the 2020 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

For more information about the initiative, visit uscapitolchristmastree.com.

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The Truckload Authority News Staff, comprised of award winning journalists and graphic artists, produces content for Truckload Authority, working in cooperation with the Truckload Carriers Association staff. Truckload Authority aims to keep TCA members abreast on the latest trends in the trucking industry as well as articles that feature TCA member executives and drivers. The Truckload Authority staff is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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