BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. (WTVA) - There is a new tradition in the town of Blue Mountain that is becoming more popular each year.
It's called "Grandparents Christmas."
Grandparents who reside in Blue Mountain or Tippah/Union counties are asked to sign up and are invited to come to the town hall where they receive gifts along with a gift basket of food and a turkey.
For grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, this event helps them out to make sure their grandkids get at least two gifts and some extra food to enjoy over the holiday season.
"We want to do it, just for helping grandparents out in this economy," said Blue Mountain Mayor Doug Norton. "Because of the inflation and everything it's to help provide a gift for them for there grandchildren."
This year around 72 families signed up compared to 58 the year before; about 222 children are benefiting from Grandparents Christmas.