Well now we find out what that was all about!
All those sacks are were filled with a little bit of sand and had a candle placed in it. These sand and candle filled sacks are known as "Farolitos." They are bascially simple yet elegant christmas lights/decorations that pop up all over the southwestern U.S. around Christmas time. They have other names like "Luminaries" or as we like to call them, "Bagolitos" (bag-o-litos! xD)
The reason why there was so many on my floor was my dad and his friends were making some to decorate a part of town. (see my other post for more info: http://blueguynow.blogspot.com/2009/11/other-projects.html)
Here are ome of the bags. We had about 900 of them.
On some of the bags we let people right names to honor family and friends.
Some of the bags all lit up.
These pictures don't do them justice. xD
Its my little brother helping out. ;D
Some shots of BGN helping out too!