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A large crowd gathers in front of the Village Presbyterian Church of Northbrook to celebrate Northbrook’s first official Christmas tree lighting ceremony Nov. 25. Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media.
Ron Bernardi, (far right) of Sunset Foods, counts down with the crowd to the lighting of the tree.
Parker Wodarz (left), 4, and Molly O’Brien, 4, both of Northbrook, smile in front of the tree.
Owen Wodarz, 7, of Northbrook, makes a candy cane reindeer.
Charlotte Guthrie, 5, of Northbrook, makes a sparkly paper wreath with her dad, Colin.
Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter
3:24 pm CST November 29, 2017
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