27 November, 2017

Lighted Ball Workshop and Party Update

We had a great time at the Lighted Christmas Ball Workshop and Party.

We used up all 340 squares of chicken wire.  We made a lot of balls and sent home some squares of wire for craft time at home.  Best of all we met a lot of new neighbors and friends from all around.

We got a nice start on our food collection for Greensboro Urban ministry and $1600 for the food drive at Greensboro Urban Ministry and $1700 for Second Harvest Food Bank. 

Mike Davis of Sherrill Tree donated a sling shot for the Sunset Hills neighborhood and for a donation to one of the food banks the sling shot is available for 4 hour time slots throughout the season.

Another neighbor Nichole Naviglia had a wonderful idea to start a google word doc so we could share ideas.  Here is a link to that doc.  Feel free to post there.  She lays out some suggestions for how it should and could be used.  I like her spirit.  There is no wrong or right way to do this thing.  It is just for fun and community and as an added bonus the whole effort simply
Shines the Light on Hunger   
Izzy, Anne, Lorraine, and Jason 
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16 November, 2017

November Update

Twenty-one years ago, we hung our first Lighted Christmas Ball in Greensboro, NC. Since then, countless neighbors and friends have picked up the torch and run with it. Today there are hundreds of yards lit up with thousands of homemade lighted balls. We’ve been fortunate to tell the story everywhere from the TEDx stage to The Today Show. But what is most fun is that neighbors are still getting together every year to build community and help those who need it most. To date, through our community's generous donations and countless hours from volunteers, the Lighted Christmas Ball display has raised over $250,000 and 90,000 lbs of food; the equivalent of 1,790,000 meals for our homeless and hungry friends.

To that end, we’d like to invite you to THREE Lighted Christmas Ball related events in the coming weeks. See below for details and links to RSVP!

Sunset Hills 15th Annual Lighted Christmas Ball Making Block Party
THIS SUNDAY 11/19 2:00-5:00pm
(Outside) The Home of Jonathan & Anne Smith
More Details and RSVP here

Hamilton Forest 2nd Annual Lighted Christmas Ball Making Block Party
(Outside) The Home of Justin & Millie Smith
More Details and RSVP here
The Running of The Balls 5k Race: 12/9 6:00-8:00pm
The amazing event (drone video to prove it) is sold out to the general public.

Even if you aren't running, you should still come out to see the lights, music and hot chocolate.
More info here.
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