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West Iron County and Forest Park high school coaches, athletes and cheerleaders were among the hundreds that watched the 2013 Michigan capitol Christmas tree harvested Wednesday. Crews from the Michigan Association of Timbermen and the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association cut down a 68-foot tall blue spruce donated by Iron River residents Jonny and Barbara Waara. Iron County's unbeaten football teams and their head coaches, Mike Berutti of West Iron County (left) and Bill Santilli of Forest Park, attended the event. Forest Park and West Iron County host district championship football games Friday.
Representing West Iron: Erin Angeli, Alyssa Froblom, Monica Eagloski, Dallas Foley, Haley Anderson, Kristina Foster, Lexi Vicenzi, Alexis Golfis, Konnor Tousignant, Bailey Rullcoski, India Schindler, Jennifer Bittner, Missy Koski, Abbie Grubbs, Michael Barker, Nick Helgemo, Colton Pangrazzi, Tyler Capadagli, Zach Lincoln, Riley Thomson, Nolan Rabb, Philip King, Kole Atanasoff, Max Maloney, Alex Schmelebeck, Bryson Hiemerl, Mykel Zaritz, Jake Polich, Lauren Hawkins, Sierra Rassmusen, Zane Sarafiny.