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Giving Holiday Spirit Puts Student in News

Belmont senior Chad Hoover is featured in The Tennessean for his Christmas light display and its role in collecting donations for GraceWorks Ministries.

Hoover has decorated his parents’ Franklin house with an animated, musical light display for six years. He and his father began putting up the 65,000 lights just before Halloween so that they could light up their home on Thanksgiving. Outside their home is a donation box for passers-by to leave canned goods for GraceWorks Ministries as they watch the lights flicker to contemporary versions of Christmas carols.

“I grew up knowing about them and what they do in Williamson County and that what they do is local,” Hoover, who is studying accounting, told The Tennessean. He volunteers at the ministry’s Christmas giveaway and food pantry.

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