BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - The Municipal Court and Fire Department of Bay St. Louis are getting in the Christmas spirit early this year. Saturday morning, they were teaming up to raise money for the children in Hancock County's Youth Court.
The money raised will help provide Christmas presents for the almost 500 kids in the county's court system.
It was the first time the two agencies held this fundraising campaign, and according to Peggy Averhart, this won't be the last.
“It's all about the children, the children of Hancock County. It's our way of what we do for the City of Bay St. Louis. It's all about the kids,” said Averhart. “I mean, we've got to give something back. We are like one big, happy family, and it's about the children. Even if it's a little bright spot for a little while, hey, let's do it.”
Averhart said there was no financial goal, since this was the first Merry Miracles for Kids event, but any amount would help.