After days of planning, a coordinated effort to retain the element of surprise, and hours of decorating time, the 2019 Jonesboro Radio Group Light Up Their Hearts winner was finally revealed.
Partnered with Ground Crew LLC Christmas Décor Division and Mattress King, JRG presented this year’s award to Lillian Finley, of Paragould – A foster mom who has provided care for over 200 children in past four years.
Finley won Christmas decorations outside of her home, professionally placed by Ground Crew LLC, and a $500 VISA gift card from Mattress King.
Lillian was selected after her mother, Diane Wyman, entered the following nomination to the Light Up Their Hearts Contest:
”I believe lillian should be nominated for foster parent.she was in a foster home for two yrs.she works Dodge chicken store in Paragould and fosters kids.shes had many sleepless nites.had 8kids at once have two of her own.adopted one child.i told her she needs to slow down.she said I look at it this way.if I can help a child’s life be better then why not?”
Wyman was able to get Finley out of the house with a shopping trip in the city of Jonesboro. While Finley was away, Ground Crew LLC swooped in the to carry out service on her home.
As Finley drove home, she paused her car for a moment at the beginning of her street. What she saw were Ground Crew LLC trucks, JRG vans, news vehicles from KAIT and KJNB, along with a crowd of neighbors, radio DJs and personnel, reporters cameras, and her children.
As she slowly crept up her driveway and got out of the car, 104.9 The Fox personality Rob West cheerfully greeted her and led her to the cameras. He explained what she had won and why as Finley teared up at the spectacle.
Soon, her home lit up yellow lights on the eaves of her roof, garlands strung along her railing, and green and red shrubberies—the tiny little house looked as perfect and merry as a scene on a Christmas card.
Relive the reveal or watch it for time with in the videos below.
Light Up Their Lives! The unveil! With Ground Crew and The Mix!
Posted by Mix 106.3 on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
“Light Up Their Hearts” sponsored by Ground Crew, LLC and 104.9 The Fox honoring a foster family in Paragould. Watch the fun!
Posted by 104.9 The Fox on Tuesday, December 10, 2019