Kids Get Early Christmas

Every year a Middlesboro fishing club raises enough money in a spring tournament to make sure children who are less fortunate have something to smile about in December.

Christmas morning was Tuesday morning for dozens of kids.

Darrein Williams is on a shopping spree like never before and number one on his list, "A hat because that is the only hat I will have," Darrein said.

To these kids fun things are nice, but the simplest of items mean everything.

Dozens of children in the tri-state area get to spend over a hundred dollars thanks to a big annual fundraiser by Middlesboro's ROHO Fishing Club.

"If it wasn't for this they wouldn't have Christmas," Allison Cupp said.

In return, ROHO members and volunteers who help the kids shop get a reward of their own, "This makes Christmas!" Cupp said.

For these volunteers, Christmas morning perhaps came early too.

For children like Darrein Williams, he's just glad he'll have a new hat for the holiday.

Some Perry County firefighters took another special group of shoppers to Wal-Mart on Tuesday.

Kids from Walkertown Elementary School were teamed with firefighters and together took over Wal-Mart for a few hours Tuesday morning!

Each child had 125 dollars to spend on coats, gloves, and hats and then they were allowed to pick up a few toys!

"Just getting to see the smiles on their face is thanks enough for us," Tim Caudill said.

After all that shopping, the trip ended at Pizza Hut, where Santa brought every child a remote-controlled car.


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