Christmas 4 Kids Benefit Concert Held at Ryman Auditorium

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music singers came together to help ensure some local kids will have a special Christmas.

The annual Christmas 4 Kids concert was held at the Ryman Auditorium Monday night.  All of the money raised went directly to the non-profit organization.

Halfway to Hazard kicked off the show, which also featured Hunter Hayes, Brett Young, John Berry, and Lindsey Ell.

Over the past 35 years, Christmas 4 Kids has provided thousands of area low income kids with Christmas gifts.

This year, 400 elementary school kids will be picked up at their schools, enjoy a dinner, Christmas party, and a shopping spree at the Hendersonville Walmart.  Each kid will receive a winter coat, and $150 to spend on whatever they want.

People involved in the organization say it’s extremely rewarding to help make sure these kids have a merry Christmas.

“When you deal with these kids, you realize there are so many kids who won’t have a Christmas if we aren’t there to help,” said Linda O’Connell, President of Christmas 4 Kids.

A tour bus show will be held Monday, Dec. 11 at the Hendersonville Walmart.  Visitors will be allowed to see the inside of the tour buses, and get autographs from the artists.

On Dec. 12, the kids will enjoy their shopping trip at the Hendersonville Walmart.

For more information on the Christmas 4 Kids organization visit http://www.christmas4kids.org/index.html

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