ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of athletes and members of the Jones County business community held a special holiday event for underprivileged children Wednesday night.
A sixth annual Christmas Party at Jones County Junior College was hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
107 needy kids received lots of gifts bought by individual high school sports teams, along with some churches and businesses.
The children are picked by school counselors.
"A lot of the kids lost mom or dad this past month, month-and-a-half, some have lost their houses to fires," said Justin Graves, area director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Jones and Covington counties. "We just got to bless them this year with some necessities, but also, some toys and fun stuff, too."
The event began back in 2011 with nine children.