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The tree was cut down by C&S Tree Service and was trucked into Springfield by escort Friday morning. Upon arrival, it was lifted by crane and slowly moved into place by Kapp Construction as those passing by stopped to take video and pictures.
The lighting of the tree is one of the main events of the annual Holiday in the City, which is the single largest event in downtown Springfield, according to Schutte.
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That event on Saturday, Dec. 7 will officially start at 4:30. However, Santa land will be held that day at the Heritage Center of Clark County, 117 S Fountain Ave., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.