Roanoke neighborhood brings Christmas lights back out to provide hope

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Every year, people flock to Westover Avenue to see its spectacular Christmas lights display in November and December. But some residents there have brought those lights back out despite the calendar reading March.

Kimball Egge hangs Christmas lights

Kimball Egge said a few of the residents who live there had an idea to show hope and unity during a time of such chaos. He said with so much uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, the lights could provide light in both a figurative and literal sense.

"It's for everybody. It's going to help them with their attitude and just to know that we, like the Italians who came out and clapped their hands, we wanted to do something here to show unity and the neighborhood spirit," he said.

Over the weekend, more neighbors joined in. They said they'll keep their lights up as long as needed.

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