Local residents pack Christmas sacks for Chickasaw inmates

Each paper sack contains personal hygiene products, candy and socks.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2018 10:23 PM
Updated: Dec. 14, 2018 9:07 AM

CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Inmates at the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility will receive a special Christmas present this year thanks to a local resident and members of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Thursday night, a few volunteers came together for the Prison Christmas Sack Packing event at Mary Atkinson McKinney's apartment in Tupelo. 

In a matter of four hours, the group assembled 75 gift bags in preparation to have them delivered on Sunday. 

Each paper sack contains personal hygiene products, candy and socks. 

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