Fred Main/News Amaries Smith, 5, right, tells Santa Claus her Christmas wishes during the Lights & Carols kickoff to the Christmas Festival Friday on Public Square. Smith was visiting Santa with her sister, Kenzie, 3, and her mother, Brandi Palms.

Fred Main/Mount Vernon News

Amaries Smith, 5, right, tells Santa Claus her Christmas wishes during the Lights & Carols kickoff to the Christmas Festival Friday on Public Square. Smith was visiting Santa with her sister, Kenzie, 3, and her mother, Brandi Palms.

 

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