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Lighting up the night

February 4, 2019
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People holding lighted sea creatures prepare to walk during the 2019 Illuminight Winter Walk on the Riverwalk in Mount Vernon on Jan. 25.

As the sun set, creating a spectacular late afternoon sky, people gathered and carried luminaria at the Illuminight Winter Walk on the Mount Vernon Riverwalk Plaza on Jan. 25.

The free event put on by the Mount Vernon Downtown Association and local sponsors featured a night-time walk along the city’s waterfront on the Skagit River. The walkers carried paper lanterns from small round orbs to an illuminated life-sized orca.

Organizers estimated the crowd at 700 people.

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