True Ava Fleehearty, 8, flips the switch to turn on the lights around the Hendricks County courthouse during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Alex Farris
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2013.12.02
It's after Thanksgiving, so now is the time for Christmas photo assignments. Two days after my slow wisdom tooth was taken out (and seven and a half years after my three normal wisdom teeth were taken out), I drove to Danville for Christmas on the Square. You can't help but get good photos of kids reacting to everything Christmas, and it was pretty easy for my slightly-squirrel-cheeked face to find good moments. The pivotal moment, though, was when an 8-year-old kid flipped a large switch and all the lights on the courthouse square turned on.

Flip the light switch
Ava Fleehearty, 8, flips the switch to turn on the lights around the Hendricks County courthouse during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Ava Fleehearty, 8, flips the switch to turn on the lights around the Hendricks County courthouse during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Alex Farris
Carolers from The Biz Academy of Musical Theatre sing during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Carolers from The Biz Academy of Musical Theatre sing during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Alex Farris
From left, Elliott, Aubriana and Myles Cottrell get ready for a picture as their mother, Angel Cottrell, points a balloon toward them during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. From left, Elliott, Aubriana and Myles Cottrell get ready for a picture as their mother, Angel Cottrell, points a balloon toward them during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Alex Farris
Santa Claus talks with Jada Crouch and her grandfather Wayne Crouch during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Santa Claus talks with Jada Crouch and her grandfather Wayne Crouch during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Alex Farris
Krembo K. from the Blue Monkey Sideshow juggles for kids during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Krembo K. from the Blue Monkey Sideshow juggles for kids during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Alex Farris
Wyatt Tennery gives a high-five to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Wyatt Tennery gives a high-five to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Alex Farris
Mrs. and Santa Claus ride out of the courthouse square during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Mrs. and Santa Claus ride out of the courthouse square during Christmas on the Square in Danville, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Alex Farris

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