Calhoun firefighters hosting softball benefit for Christmas shopping spree

Calhoun firefighters hosting softball benefit for Christmas shopping spree

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Christmas is still three months away, but some Jones County firefighters already have the Yuletide Spirit.

Calhoun volunteer firefighters Saturday are hosting a benefit softball tournament to raise money for Christmas presents for needy kids.

The second annual event for the "Shop with a firefighter" program will feature 10 teams and the first pitch will be thrown at 7:30 a.m. at the Laurel Sportsplex.

Organizers hope to raise enough money to take up to eight chldren from West Jones Elementary School on a shopping spree at Christmas.

If you'd like to donate, you can call (601) 498-2858.