A Traffic Cone Becomes A 'Pothole Christmas Tree' The Rev. Leon Hitchens of Webb Chapel Church in Liberty wrote "Pothole Christmas Tree" on a traffic cone in a pothole.
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A Traffic Cone Becomes A 'Pothole Christmas Tree'

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A Traffic Cone Becomes A 'Pothole Christmas Tree'

A Traffic Cone Becomes A 'Pothole Christmas Tree'

A Traffic Cone Becomes A 'Pothole Christmas Tree'

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The Rev. Leon Hitchens of Webb Chapel Church in Liberty wrote "Pothole Christmas Tree" on a traffic cone in a pothole.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. A Mississippi pastor is proving you can find the Christmas spirit anywhere.

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LEON HITCHENS: (Singing) Pothole Christmas. It's a pothole Christmas tree.

KING: Reverend Leon Hitchens says he wrote "Pothole Christmas Tree" after seeing a decorated tree sticking out of a traffic cone put there as a festive way to call attention to a pothole. It has drawn crowds and inspired Hitchens to ask, what are you doing to spread Christmas joy?

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