23 November, 2015

Lighted Ball Workshop Report November 2015

Thanks EVERYONE.  
After workshop photo.  

Yesterday we calculated that folks built and sent 360 new 
Lighted Christmas Balls 
into the city of Greensboro and beyond.  

Today Elaine and Roger boxed up 852 pounds of food for two local food pantries compared with last year's 796 pounds from the party.  

Thanks to Natty Greene's for free beer all afternoon! 
Thanks to Yellow Dog Designs and Jackson Dempsey 
for great puppy gifts & for donating all the proceeds to 2nd Harvest.
Thanks to Skip and Sarah Purcell for the best BBQ anyone has ever had.
Thanks to Gardner Sheffield for music and the best vegetarian chili on the planet.  
Heartfelt thanks to the hosts of this party. They made work seem like play and turned strangers into friends. 

Thanks to all of you who came and 
for those of you who brought great side dishes for the dinner. 

We will let you know when the Today show piece airs.

From the party we collected $2825 
for Second Harvest compared to $580 last year and 
$5692 to GSO Urban Ministry 
compared to $5280 last year.  
That's amazing!
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  1. When will the neighborhood be lighting up? We can't wait to take our family this year!

  2. Hi Stacy the lights are up now at least many of them are. Thanks for visiting and be sure to bring your friends and canned goods.

  3. Hi Jonathan,

    My name is Dawn Kogutkiewicz and I wanted to let you know that I am featuring your "Lighted Christmas Balls" in a post for Christmas Memories at my blog Dawning Genealogy. I grew up in Sunset Hills and my parents still live there. My husband and I drive through every year to see this spectacular sight of Christmas lights. Merry Christmas!

  4. Just watched you on the Today show. All I can say is WOW! and, I want to make some light balls for our town. Watched the video, but questions 1) you just throw the up into the trees? How did you get yours so perfectly spaced? and 2)do you plug it in to an extension cord plug in to an outlet on the ground... and is that what you use to pull them back down out of the trees? Thanks in advance


Hi - Thanks for stopping by. We'd love to include images or video of your Lighted Christmas Balls. along with your street address, city, and state.