About 40 people cheered as workers gave the final tug and got this year's Christmas tree through the front doorway of the Purdue Memorial Union Monday afternoon. It took about 30 minutes and unhinging the doors from the entryway to get the locally grown tree inside.

Workers prepared the tree for about an hour, cutting its trunk and loose branches. They then went to the second floor to hoist the tree up with ropes tied around it.

The tree will sit in the PMU until Dec. 21. Purdue President Mitch Daniels will light it at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday during the annual ritual.