Numbers Behind Christmas at the White House

Created: 12/05/2013 8:10 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

File Photo: White House
File Photo: White House
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Some numbers that help tell the story behind Christmas at the White House:
    
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83: volunteers who spent Friday through Tuesday decorating public areas of the White House
    
33: states volunteers came from, plus the District of Columbia
    
16: volunteers who either served in the military or have a relative serving in the military
    
18.5: height, in feet, of Douglas fir from Crystal Springs Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pa., that is the official White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room
    
11: width, in feet, of Blue Room Christmas tree
    
24: Christmas trees visible on White House public tour route
    
1,000: yards of satin ribbon (approximate) used to make life-sized replicas of Obama family dogs Bo and Sunny
    
1,200: number of Springerle cookies (approximate) used to make the fireplace that supports the edible White House
    
300: pounds of bread dough (approximate) used to make the gingerbread White House
    
70,000: visitors (approximate) expected to visit White House during the holidays
    
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Source: White House

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