Marietta’s Christmas tree

City of Marietta maintenance technician Joe Finkel, left, carries a shovel of dirt to place in the hole where the city Christmas tree was placed Wednesday morning by equipment operator Kevin Francis, seated in the backhoe. The tree was donated to the city by Victory Place resident Donna Marenchin who said she hopes residents enjoy it. The tree will be decorated Friday and lit on Dec. 6, in conjunction with the Merry-Etta Moonlight Savings Sale downtown.