Monday, December 23, 2013

Thousands Celebrate Christmas at Marlow’s Annual Giveaway


Thousands filled the Old Virgie High School Gym for a Christmas party complete with music, presents, Santa Claus, and lots of love. It is Marlow Tackett's 35th annual, 'Christmas for the Needy'. Earning him the nickname, Mountain Santa.

Each year Tackett gives out thousands of apples and oranges...as well as toys, clothes, furniture, and other necessities. All donated, with many donations coming from other states like Tennessee and North Carolina.

Bringing miracles throughout Eastern Kentucky for the past 3 decades, this year being the first in this part of Pike County.

Tackett says he is thrilled to bring his annual Christmas party to Virgie, just down the road from where he grew up.

To the thousands in the gym, it is clear where this man's heart is, and what the true meaning of Christmas is all about.

Tackett says about 8,000 people came through the gym in Virgie