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Opening Night director Christina Foss and volunteer event co-chair Ray Allen pose for a photo before the Opening Night Finale Ball from its storage location on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Crews from Allied Steel Construction Co., will conduct final preparations before it is moved into the downtown Oklahoma City. The ball will be lifted during the countdown to welcoming in the new year as the grand finale of Opening Night activities. The ball is decorated with 5,000 lights, a mirror ball, weighs 3000 pounds and is 10 feet tall. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman