Monroe County social workers host Christmas celebration event for families

SHANNON, Miss. (WCBI)- Holiday cheer and the spirit of giving can be seen as the epitome of Christmas. Monroe County Social Services supervisor Tabatha Trice says she wanted to give back to the victims impacted by severe weather earlier in the year.

“Today the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services is hosting a Christmas celebration for our children in custody, children in our in-home case preventions, and our community of Monroe County. There was a tornado back in March but a lot of our families are back in place. So, we wanted to do something for them this holiday season,” said Tabatha Trice (Monroe County Social Services supervisor)

The kids didn’t go home empty-handed.

“The children are having a blast, and they are all receiving any and everything that they ask for. Mr. and Mrs. Clause are bringing the gifts to them, and I know the kids will be very pleased,” said Trice

It was an all-you-can-carry buffet of toys.

“The children have a bounce around, face painting, and a gift walk. The kids will also be allowed to pick any gift of their choice. They have one minute to keep every gift in this facility,” said Trice

Trice said this event also benefits the parents.

“Financially, especially those that are still recovering, they do not have to worry about Christmas this year,” said Trice

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