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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    One of the first racers crosses past the lake in McAdenville Saturday evening. Christmas Town 5K race under the Christmas lights in McAdenville. Preview of the official lighting of the lights of Christmas Town on Monday. It is the 58th year but this year the lights will be officially switched on on Dec. 2. The lights will burn Mon-Fri from 5:30-9:30pm and Sat-Sun 5:50-11:00pm.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Tegwynn Atyeo, a race volunteer, waits for some of her colleagues prior to the start of the event Saturday evening. Christmas Town 5K race under the Christmas lights in McAdenville. Preview of the official lighting of the lights of Christmas Town on Monday. It is the 58th year but this year the lights will be officially switched on on Dec. 2. The lights will burn Mon-Fri from 5:30-9:30pm and Sat-Sun 5:50-11:00pm.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Christmas Town 5K race under the Christmas lights in McAdenville. Preview of the official lighting of the lights of Christmas Town on Monday. It is the 58th year but this year the lights will be officially switched on on Dec. 2. The lights will burn Mon-Fri from 5:30-9:30pm and Sat-Sun 5:50-11:00pm.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Seven-year-old Austin Romanat grabs a drink of hot chocolate prior to the race in McAdenville Saturday evening. Christmas Town 5K race under the Christmas lights in McAdenville. Preview of the official lighting of the lights of Christmas Town on Monday. It is the 58th year but this year the lights will be officially switched on on Dec. 2. The lights will burn Mon-Fri from 5:30-9:30pm and Sat-Sun 5:50-11:00pm.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Sisters Gabrielle Bryant, 19, Madison Bryant, 14 and Bianca Bryant, 19 cross over the bridge near the starting line for the mile walk and 5k run Saturday evening. They attended the event in support of their mother. Christmas Town 5K race under the Christmas lights in McAdenville. Preview of the official lighting of the lights of Christmas Town on Monday. It is the 58th year but this year the lights will be officially switched on on Dec. 2. The lights will burn Mon-Fri from 5:30-9:30pm and Sat-Sun 5:50-11:00pm.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    One young mile walk participant was dressed as Santa Claus Saturday evening in McAdenville. .Christmas Town 5K race under the Christmas lights in McAdenville. Preview of the official lighting of the lights of Christmas Town on Monday. It is the 58th year but this year the lights will be officially switched on on Dec. 2. The lights will burn Mon-Fri from 5:30-9:30pm and Sat-Sun 5:50-11:00pm.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Muck family from left Eowyn, Aaron, dad, Cindi, mom, Tristan, and Brayden get directions from race volunteer, Kevin Lamp just prior to the walk/run in McAdenville. Christmas Town 5K race under the Christmas lights in McAdenville. Preview of the official lighting of the lights of Christmas Town on Monday. It is the 58th year but this year the lights will be officially switched on on Dec. 2. The lights will burn Mon-Fri from 5:30-9:30pm and Sat-Sun 5:50-11:00pm.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Christmas Town 5K race under the Christmas lights in McAdenville. Preview of the official lighting of the lights of Christmas Town on Monday. It is the 58th year but this year the lights will be officially switched on on Dec. 2. The lights will burn Mon-Fri from 5:30-9:30pm and Sat-Sun 5:50-11:00pm.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Michelle Redmond hangs a wreath at the home of Jolene Redmond in McAdenville prior to the walk/run event Saturday. Christmas Town 5K race under the Christmas lights in McAdenville. Preview of the official lighting of the lights of Christmas Town on Monday. It is the 58th year but this year the lights will be officially switched on on Dec. 2. The lights will burn Mon-Fri from 5:30-9:30pm and Sat-Sun 5:50-11:00pm.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Chris Ervin, is reflected in a Christmas ornament as he hangs a garland on the front of his McAdenville home Saturday. Christmas Town 5K race under the Christmas lights in McAdenville. Preview of the official lighting of the lights of Christmas Town on Monday. It is the 58th year but this year the lights will be officially switched on on Dec. 2. The lights will burn Mon-Fri from 5:30-9:30pm and Sat-Sun 5:50-11:00pm.
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