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Kids Deck the Airports' Halls

Andrea Sachs

This month, two Washington area airports will bring in Santa's little helpers to assist with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's second-annual tree trimming celebration.

(Courtney Prebich/ MWAA)

Today at Reagan National, between 10:30 and 11:15 a.m., about 100 children from nine District, Maryland and Virginia elementary and middle schools will decorate trees with homemade ornaments that pay tribute to this year's theme, "Holidays Around the World." Then on Thursday at Washington Dulles, during the same hours, about 85 students from six local elementary, middle and high schools will take their turn playing Martha Claus.

At National, the trees will be set up in the baggage claim area of Terminal B/C; at Dulles, look for them in the Main Terminal near carousels 8-10. The trees trimmed with care (and perhaps sticky, gooey fingers) will be on display for the entire month.

By Andrea Sachs |  December 2, 2008; 10:06 AM ET  | Category:  Airports , Andrea Sachs , Mid-Atlantic Destinations , Winter Activities , holiday travel
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As a Christian I would be insulted by the removal of Christmas from the "winter season trees". As a non Christian I would be insulted by the clumsy attempt to sneak religious observation into public places.

Posted by: shlomiesdad | December 2, 2008 11:27 AM

Years ago when I was in 5th grade ('74 I think) at Glen Dale Elementary I remember all the students in the whole school decorating these large (maybe 30"x15" on white corrugate) Easter Eggs that were to be hung up in the Landover Mall. I was so upset that I didn't have the time available to make both sides equally pretty. But I remember going to the mall and trying to find my egg among the thousands hanging up (we lived in Bowie). I think the following year we were just given pieces of paper to submit designs for the eggs (of course mine didn't make the cut). Memories

Posted by: rja112 | December 3, 2008 12:47 AM

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