Richard Burch, left, reaches over to place Christmas lights on the city's Christmas tree on Public Square on Friday. Burch was assisted by Mount Vernon Fire Department firefighters Todd Davis and Josh Lester. The tree will be illuminated on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m. at the conclusion of the annual Christmas Walk and Parade.



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