Baldwin City — Robin Dunn was getting her custom horse-drawn wagon ready Wednesday for what’s become an annual event.
Dunn, who operates Dunn’s Landing south of Baldwin City, has delivered a Christmas tree to the Governor’s Mansion for the past three years. She loads up her two horses and high-wheeled hitch wagon and drives to Topeka where she hitches up the team for the final trip to the mansion.
“It’s awesome,” said Dunn. “It’s an awesome feeling to go up that curved drive, pulling up in front of that gorgeous mansion and knowing you’re delivering it to the governor.”
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will once again this season be there to greet Dunn as she delivers the Christmas tree, which is being provided by Bowen Tree Farm in Pittsburg. Every year a different Christmas tree farm provides the tree.
“It’s always a thrill when you get to go see the governor and have a privilege like that,” Dunn said. “We’ll meet up with the tree at the mansion, put it in the wagon, pretty it up and take it up the drive.
“It's a little more of a privilege for us,” said Dunn.