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Ravens' Steve Smith Sr. to kick off annual Washington Monument lighting in Mount Vernon Thursday

Ravens' Steve Smith Sr. to kick off annual Washington Monument lighting in Mount Vernon Thursday

Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. will kick off the 45th annual Washington Monument lighting in Mount Vernon this week, which will feature a host of food, vendors and activities.

The Baltimore holiday celebration, hosted by Downtown Partnership, will commence at 5 p.m. Thursday in the west and north sections of Mount Vernon Place, where a holiday village with more than 30 vendors will come alive. 

The west section will feature a kid’s corner, with art...

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