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Barb McGoyne, of Topeka, lifts her niece, Sophia Hoppas, 7, so that she can sign a tarp concealing the Christmas tree that will be displayed on the U.S. Capitol grounds. They were among the about 1,000 people who viewed the tree and semitruck transporting it from Oregon to Washington, D.C., during a Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, stop at Perry-Lecompton High School.

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Barb McGoyne, of Topeka, made a confession Tuesday as she lifted her 7-year-old niece, Sophia Hoppas, so the girl cold sign the tarp of a semitrailer flatbed parked in front of Perry-Lecompton High School. “We played hooky to come here,” she said. “It looked like fun.”


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