31 December, 2012

The Seventh Day of Christmas

Happy last day of 2012!!!!!!!!

Jonathan took 1170 pounds of food to Greensboro Urban Ministry this morning and will take 60-75  pounds of 'easy to prepare' items to THP sometime this week.  Thanks to you neighbors & generous people of Greensboro.  
The totals SO FAR - is 7756 pounds.  Please continue coming to see the lights and dropping off good nutritious food for the hungry in the trailer at the corner of Madison & Ridgeway Drive in Sunset Hills - Our friends at @GSOUrbanMin say though it looks like there is plenty now, they will be empty again in January.  We will keep the trailer out and our lights on through the end of January just to help out where we can - then we will phase out the colors except pinks clears and reds through Valentines.  We will even install the BIG heart in memory of our dear friend Paulette over the front door no later than February 1.  

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28 December, 2012

On the 4th day of Christmas

Jonathan took another 1086 lbs to GUM making 6511 lbs for 2012....

The friends at GUM say "keep it coming" & Thanks!!

27 December, 2012

This is the 3rd day of Christmas

Bookmark and Share While you are out shopping for your 3 French Hens - (assuming you already have given your love a partridge in the pear tree and the 2 Turtle Doves) - remember to stock up on canned goods and other nutritious items for Greensboro Urban Ministry.  You can drop those items off at Madison/Ridgeway or Elam Ave (3 houses from Friendly) at Rolling/Ridgeway or Rolling/East Greenway 24/7.  Please let your contacts know that the food collection is still happening.  Post it to Facebook or your neighborhood listserv!  If you prefer to write a check - make it out to Greensboro Urban Ministry or Second Harvest and drop it in our mail slot at 2205 Madison Ave (Toad Hall)  or they can mail it to that address in Greensboro NC 27403.    

Current Totals for 2012 =5425 pounds of food

Helpers Finley Cate, Jackson(in the box) Avery, and Grayson 

24 December, 2012

824 more pounds taken on Friday

Yes!! Brenda and Shawn came and cleared the trailer out Friday taking 824 more pounds to GUM for about 4200 pounds this year. We took this photo late last night. We will pack it up this morning and make ready for a big collection tonight.

17 December, 2012

Rolling Road just keeps rolling part II

Jamey emailed today and reported that they took another 552 pounds of food to Urban Mininstry today.  That brings the total for the Rolling Road collection to 914 lbs and the total for the neighborhood to 3475.  Thanks Greensboro.  This photo from the 5K which passed each of the collection spots on the route.  Bookmark and Share

A beautiful collection of photos from Running of the Balls 2012

 This is a link to fabulous photos taken last night at the Running of the Balls - a 5K under the lovely Lighted Christmas Balls -   Here are a couple of my own shots - which aren't as professional but do show a couple of neighborhood kids who were part of the music and fun along the cours, the shoestorm that ensued at our home afterwards and son Justin helping granddaughter Finley Cate with her boots.  PS the rain which had been consistent and persistent all day Sunday took a little break during the walk/run and for a bit afterwards.  It made it even more fun

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Thanks Brenda & Anna

It was a surprise to come home and discover that Brenda and Anna had emptied all 1247 lbs from the food trailer and took it to GUM. That brings our total for the season to 2123 & the suburban is full and ready to take again today.  Gardner, Stephen, Harold and Jonathan emptied it yesterday in preparations for the Running of the Balls. UPDATE - the Suburban contained 800 lbs of food - new total before the Run 2923 lbs to Greensboro Urban Ministry.

15 December, 2012

The Lighted Christmas Balls in high dynamic range (HDR).

This photo was taken and enhanced by a visitor from Russia. Bookmark and Share

10 December, 2012

The Food keeps on rolling in on Rolling & beyond

Here is a food truck we can all love - the canned food drive on Rolling at East Greenway is rolling along.  Phil and Jamey who are manning the truck have already takenn 2 loads to the local food banks - one for 172 and today another one for 190 bringing our neighborhood totals to 876 pounds of canned goods and we have a 1/2 full trailer to take in the next few days as well.  Thanks to all of you!!!

04 December, 2012

FOX 8 Lighted Ball Tutorial with Jonathan

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02 December, 2012

It's Just About Being Part of the Community

John Calvin Presbyterian hosted their third annual Lighted Christmas Balls workshop. Judy and John Wilson attended. They're not members. They just attend local events and volunteer. "It's just being part of the community," Judy said. Community. 

That's the Lighted Christmas Balls. 

Aside from giving back to the hungry, some of the Christmas light balls will be given to senior citizens to help brighten their yards, and their spirits. 

Now that's community. 

Check it out

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