YORK – The second year of the family food feud has far surpassed last year’s efforts, Christmas lights become a beacon of benevolence.
The holiday season food battle that pits York residents Bill and Christi Payne against Bill’s brother-in-law, Lori Lovell of Wymore, is bigger than ever with the challenge of hitting 1,000 pounds of food first.
Lovell is performing his “A” game, which has hit the £ 1,000 mark. However, that does not mean the challenge is over. The Payne family will be gathering nonperishable food until New Year’s, a special red drop box for donations in front of their house at 1221 Ohio Ave.
The red box is hard to miss, but coupled with Payne’s intricate light display it doesn’t hurt to make a contribution. For years the house in Ohio had lights flashing in coordination with the music (last year was a Bruno Mars song). Payne’s views also doubled as a drop in food donations over the years, typically raising an average of 150-180 pounds of food each year. 2019 was the first year of a friendly family feud, which collected donations above the average of previous years. Payne’s team narrowly won last year, failed 2020. “He’s ready for us this year,” said Bill.
The food drive caught the attention of holiday celebrities. Santa Claus, deeply amazed by the generosity of the people and the brilliant display of light will be seen on the light site Payne 17:30 – 19:30 Saturday, December 19. The man in red asks visitors who are young and at heart to stay social to stay away and wear masks – the more festive, the better.