The Vicksburg Transportation Department delivers school children safely from their home to school and back again. At Christmas time, they decided to give back in a new way by buying and wrapping Christmas gifts for some of their students. Its driving crew won third place money with a school bus decoration in the Christmas in the Village parade in December. They used that money for the gifts along with cash contributions.
The bus drivers and administrators decided to buy Christmas gifts for needy children with their prize money and personally delivered the gifts. “We had a fun time planning, shopping and wrapping. The delivery went smooth and I believe the parents were blessed,” the Transportation Director Karen McKinstry said.