Gary Gammon and his friends decided not to go watch the ball drop in New York City this weekend because of rising COVID-19 cases.
They still wanted to celebrate, so they decided to build a ball of their own.
“I started thinking, you know, this is not gonna be that hard, we can build this ball. We just thought we would gather a bunch of PVC and start making circles and interline them and tie them together. And before you know it, we have the ball that’s 6 feet in diameter,” said Gammon.
The final product has 3,500 lights.
A plumbing company in Franklin donated some of the materials.