Where: A collection box will be available at YouTheatre Education Center, 1855 Little River Road, Flat Rock.
When: Through mid-January. Info: http://www.ytrocks.com or 693-3517.
It's time to take down the holly and untangle the Christmas lights. And as we all know, when one light goes out, they all go out. So what do you do with a pile of lights that blink no more? Bring them to the YouTheatre Education Center and turn bulbs into cash for local nonprofits.
For the past seven years, YouTheatre student Victoria Cambron has collected old, broken Christmas lights for recycling. Last year she brought 616 pounds of lights to Biltmore Iron and Metal Company, which exchanged them for cash to be donated to area charities.
More than 700 pounds of lights have been collected so far this year and proceeds will be donated to St. Gerard House, Bounty of Bethlehem, Interfaith Assistance Ministry and Flat Rock Playhouse. YouTheatre Education Center will host a drop-off box through mid-January and lights in all conditions will be accepted. So don't put your lights back in the Christmas box and hope they'll fix themselves for next year. Give them away and help local charities continue their good work in 2013.
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