COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - City officials are helping make the stay for children in the West Central Georgia Regional Hospital a little brighter by donating gifts ahead of Christmas.
Thursday marked the 60th year for the annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.
Each year, local mayors rally the community around the hospital to give gifts for those staying at the hospital during the holiday time.
“Every year, we get together with our city officials, and they come here to give donations to our population and help us celebrate Christmas with our individuals,” said Cecelia Dixie with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. “Our mayors, our fire departments, our police department, several different city officials come together to provide donations and gifts to individuals that we serve here at our inpatient psychiatric facility. It’s just to show the things that our individuals participate in all year long and to celebrate them for doing an excellent job in their stage of recovery.”
Light refreshments were served, and residents were showed with gifts from the generous donations of the mayors and their associates.