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Walking honor

Charles Russell carries a Fire memorial flag and wears wild land firefighter gear as he enters the downtown Mount Vernon plazaCharles Russell carries a Fire memorial flag and wears wild land firefighter gear as he enters the downtown Mount Vernon plaza around 6 p.m. on Friday, May 22.

He was greeted by Johnny Newsom. The annual Carry the Load relay was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Mr. Russell felt compelled to make the 7.5 mile trek from Winfield to downtown which local residents typically make. This was Mr. Russell’s fourth year to make this trek.