LAUREN WOOD | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — City of Vidalia worker Andy Taylor, far left, puts a strap on the pole of the Christmas tree before raising it into the sky Tuesday afternoon in Vidalia. Crews will begin putting lights on the tree this week and test them before the Thanksgiving. The tree will be officially lit on Dec. 2 before the Vidalia Christmas Parade.
Lauren Wood | The Natchez Democrat — City of Vidalia workers Jake Morace, left, Andy Taylor, center, and Jason Tyson straighten out reinforcement wires after raising the center of the tree Tuesday afternoon in Vidalia.
Lauren Wood | The Natchez Democrat — City of Vidalia worker Terrance Guillory uses a plumb bob to check how straight the pole of the tree is after raising it into the sky Tuesday afternoon.