Santa and his elves make the holiday bright, despite a cold and rainy night


PRUNTYTOWN—Despite the chill in the air and the rain that fell, volunteers alongside staff members from Taylor County Middle School (TCMS), gathered in front of school on Monday evening for a special holiday event.

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the school hosted their annual Jingle Gifts tradition a little differently; drive through style, passing out small gifts to their students, as a way to spread Christmas cheer to among their student body and staff.

According to TCMS sixth grade teacher and event organizer Heidi Reed, throughout the evening they saw between 70-100 students.

Participants of the drive through event were treated to festive holiday lights, a unicycling elf, cheerful Christmas music, Buddy the Elf and Santa himself was there to hand out the gifts.

Additionally, an anonymous donor supplied the volunteers with handmade holiday masks to pass out to the students, as well.

“It was a great night. We all enjoyed seeing our students and having a little Christmas fun,” expressed Reed. “I love my TCMS family.”

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