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Greensboro's Sunset Hills Christmas Balls Shine For A Cause

9:54 PM, Dec 26, 2013   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Throughout the holiday season, many people in the Triad look forward to seeing the one of a kind Christmas balls in Greensboro's Sunset Hills neighborhood.

It's a colorful display the residents decorate their yards with every year. People come from all over come to see the unique creations made of chicken wire and lights. 

Johnathan Smith, one of the residents told WFMY News 2 he loves how the balls bring the community together.

With all the traffic coming into the neighborhood during the month of December, residents decided to hold a canned food drive for people to drop off canned goods. Smith says this is the seventh year they've held the drive. They set a goal of 15,000 pounds of perishable food items and are already halfway there.

As of Thursday, Smith said he has taken more than 8,000 pounds of canned food items to Greensboro Urban Ministry.

If you haven't had an opportunity to see the Christmas balls yet, Smith says the some of the balls will be up until the end of January.

Anyone who would like to donate canned food items can drop them off at the donation site off West Market Street, on Ridgeway Street.

WFMY News 2

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