By FRANCA LEWIS
Two local business leaders will help haul a 70-foot spruce tree to the nation's capital for the holidays.
Donald Bowman, of D.M. Bowman Inc. trucking firm of Williamsport, and Ross Rhoads, of Mack Trucks Hagerstown plant, will drive the tree on one leg of the cross-country journey, which begins today in Salt Lake City.
The men were on the road and unavailable for interviews, but representatives for their companies confirmed the two were traveling together to bring the tree east.
Bowman will drive the flatbed Mack truck carrying the huge tree, according to Don Meckley, vice president of operations at D.M. Bowman. They will drive to South Dakota, Meckley said.