18 November, 2014

New TIme for Party and STILL a possible postponement until next Sunday - STAY TUNED

12th Annual 
Lighted Christmas Balls Party

Anne & Jonathan Smith + 
Sunset Hills Neighbors

Sunday, November 23  
11:30 AM - 3 PM
Ridgeway Dr.  between Madison Ave and West Market St


Whether you make a Lighted Christmas Ball or just come visit old friends or meet some new ones it's a Sunset Hills tradition we like to share with Greensboro and the world! Bring neighbors, kids, dogs & join in the fun. We will have chicken wire for you ($1.25 per ball). You bring: 200 mini lights per ball, snack and beverage to share (optional), work/garden gloves, camp chair, can of vegetables for stone soup. Please reply with number of balls you want to make to (unless you received an evite and have already answered there)

Important - bring canned food for Greensboro Urban Ministry and monetary donation for food banks - Second Harvest or Urban Ministry. The food drive will run from November 24 -January- trailer in front of 2205 Madison Ave and other locations in the neighborhood.

Host Families: Morphis, Cox, Pratto, Hassell, Bowman, Wells, Stout/Vaughn, Dempsey, Englar, Brower, Harkey, Mack, Bullington/Presson, Hayes, Sheffield, Hassard, Martin, Windham, Martinez, Bardsley/Brune, Day, Inman, Soler, Reichard/Hiatt and Hensley.


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17 November, 2014

Chicken wire cutters have been at work

turned on the shop light and patio heater before going out to a meeting, returned to find the garage full of chickenwire sections all cut and neatly stacked. Thanks chicken wire cutters!

13 November, 2014

Salisbury, NC Lighted Christmas Balls Workshop

Lighted Christmas Ball Workshop at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave. Salisbury NC 28146
10:00 AM Saturday December 6, 2014
The fifth annual Salisbury N.C. Christmas Ball Workshop will be held in the Fellowship Hall at John Calvin Presbyterian Church at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 6, 2014.  The lighted Christmas balls are easily made and are designed to bring Christmas cheer to local neighborhoods.  Pictures of the balls illuminating neighborhoods in Salisbury, Greensboro and Charlotte can be seen at Lighted Christmas Ball Blog.
For each ball you wish to make, please bring 200 mini-lights.  All other materials will be supplied by JCPC.  Please also bring a donation of canned food to donate to Rowan Helping Ministries.  In 2013, over 10,000 pounds of food was collected in North Carolina to support area food banks.
Further information is also available from the Charlotte Observer story and the Salisbury Post’s coverage of the workshop.
Photo Credit – Hugh Fisher, Salisbury Post
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03 January, 2014

Please keep the food contributions coming

Jonathan and friends Rod and Linda Mortensin unloaded the trailer Sunday late after non and packed the boxes totaling 972 pounds for Greensboro Urban Ministry and 400 pounds of single serve/easy to prepare food to Triad Health Project.  Ken Keaton shown with Linda Rod and Jonathan.  9672 yearly total - hoping for another big weekend or two ahead.  TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!!

28 December, 2013

Thank you Greensboro

For coming out on a cold and rainy night to care for the poor and hungry.  

Here are the totals for the year so far. 
     8091 pounds of food for the food banks, 
$  1,299 in contributions from the Lighted Ball workshop 
$32,500 from the Running of the Balls,
$     757 dropped off or mailed to us for the food drive.  

27 December, 2013

Bakersville, NC

Bakersville, NC, population 357, gets its very first Lighted Christmas Ball. (More to follow!)
Photo credit @wesley.m

17 December, 2013

Thank you Greensboro

For they shall be filled.
Thanks to the busy Sunset Hills Volunteers - 4 loads were taken to Greensboro Urban Ministry Thursday (12/19/13) weighing in at 2636 pounds adding to this year's total of 3464 pounds so far.  

Nick reported that the "Running of the Balls" 5K walk/run netted a check to Second Harvest Food Bank in the amount of $32,500.  And today we installed a sign with a QR code so that anyone driving by can instantly scan the code with their smart phone and direct a donation to Second Harvest on the spot.  

Keep those canned food donations coming in.  Shine the Light on Hunger.  

Winter Park Florida SHINING BRIGHT

Bookmark and ShareHere are some lovely photos from Winter Park Florida.

And a link to downtown Winter Park.  WOW.  We need to get the city of Greensboro to do this.