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Student recycles old Christmas lights for charities

A 16-year-old high school sophomore from Hendersonville is continuing her annual project this year to collect old Christmas lights for recycling in order to keep them out of the landfills.

Victoria Cambron, who attends Carolina Day School in Asheville, conducts the Christmas Light Recycling Community Project to turn "trash to cash for worthy causes." Last year, she collected 1,299 pounds of lights and gave the recycling proceeds to nonprofit organizations. The Flat Rock Playhouse YouTheatre received $157.57, FlatRock Playhouse $50, Interfaith Assistance Ministry, $58.50; Bounty of Bethlehem, $50, and St. Gerard House, $50.
Dropoff sites for old lights are the Flat Rock Playhouse box office at Flat Rock and downtown, YouTheatre of Flat Rock Playhouse, St. Gerard House, Skyland Methodist Church, Carolina Day School and Happy Body across from the school.
Victoria is the daughter of Joanne Gregory and Andy Cambron of the Crab Creek Road area.