Oh, the weather outside is frightful here in Nashville..snow, ice, freezing rain.....but last night the artists tour buses rolled into the Walmart parking lot with hundreds of underpriveledged kids and just as many volunteer chaperones waiting to take 'em Christmas shopping. With $150 each to spend, the kids were off and running.
First time I've ever gotten a little girl to shop with...and found out how different they are than the boys. I'd always chaperoned boys during my 15 years with this Christmas For Kids charity and not a one had ever wanted to visit the clothes department! It figures...she just ignored the Hannah Montana and Justin Bieber stuff....guess they're too "old school" now. Artists had braved the snow and ice to sign autographs and let the fans tour their buses, for a small fee, that helped pay for the kids' shopping sprees. Charlie Daniels always hosts a concert with his country friends that helps fund the bulk of the charity. Bo Bice hosting a golf tourney this spring to help fund it, too. Always fun for the kids....but even "funner" for the adults who get to experience the thrill of Christmas through little kids! Merry Christmas...y'all!