It’s a holly jolly drive thru Christmas in Gulfport
Folks in Harrison County are going the extra mile to spread Christmas cheer without risking exposure to COVID-19.
Go ahead and mark you calendars for Saturday, December 12th when everyone is invited to celebrate the holiday season with a drive-thru community Christmas event in Gulfport at the Isiah Frederick’s Community Center.
The annual event will look a little different due to COVID.
Harrison County District 4 Supervisor Kent Jones says there will be goodies and candy handed out and appearances by special guests.
Jones says he wants to keep the Christmas spirit alive for children no matter what’s going on in the world. “It’s just like with Halloween. Kids expect it. They don’t understand the pandemic. They understand that it is Christmas time or Halloween time. This is what I usually do around this time of the year. It’s up to us sometimes to make those kinds of things happen. It’s a fantasy for them so it’s just up to us a lot of times to make it happen. We’ll have some decoration up. Santa will be here. The Grinch will be down the street somewhere so we have to make sure he doesn’t get too close to us, but overall, we’re looking to have a good time with it.”
COVID protocols will be followed. The event starts Saturday at noon and ends at 2 p.m.