PRCC Christian athletes hold 'Operation Christmas Joy'

PRCC Christian athletes hold 'Operation Christmas Joy'

Pearl River County, MS (WDAM) - Pearl River County kids with specials needs and their teachers were treated to an early Christmas Thursday.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes held "Operation Christmas Joy" at PRCC.

Santa made a special appearance and greeted around 130 children and 45 teachers at the party. This event was a way of showing how much they are loved and appreciated during this Christmas season.

"We hope that the kids take away the idea that we care about them, we love them, if we didn't, we wouldn't go through the effort to get them all gifts, to get them all dressed up, we have a gingerbread man back here," said Jacob Hickman, FCA director. "But we want them to know that somebody loves them and we want the sure for the teachers to know that we appreciate what they are doing and we know what they are doing is important."

This is the second year that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has sponsored "Operation Christmas Joy."