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Parade, tree lighting ring in start to season
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Cumming Mayor H. Ford Gravitt waves as he rides a float leading the parade. - photo by Jennifer Sami
Surrounded by friends and family, breast cancer survivor Virginia Phillips pulled a lever lighting the giant tree atop Northside Hospital-Forsyth on Saturday night.“I’m an example of hope,” she said after the tree lighting. “When I was faced with cancer, I was a little scared. But it’s nice to know that there was a little four-letter-word named hope that helped me make it through all this.