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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade Wednesday

For Immediate Release
Date: December 5, 2016


Mayors from across southeast Georgia will join forces in Savannah to provide a brighter holiday for those in need at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, as part of the 58th annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.

Mayors from dozens of cities in the region will gather at the Guy Minick Youth Sports Complex at 7200 Sally Moode Drive, bringing with them gifts donated by citizens of their communities. The mayors will then travel motorcade-style to Georgia Regional Hospital, where gifts will be delivered to deserving patients.

The Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade was started in 1958 by the Georgia Municipal Association at the request of then - Governor Ernest Vandiver as a way of providing holiday gifts for the patients of Georgia’s mental health and retardation hospitals. The program is aimed at raising awareness of the needs of Georgia’s mental hospitals.

There are currently seven regional mental hospitals in the state, serving some 3,200 Georgians. Many of these clients have lived in the hospital facility for much of their lives and receive little, if any, support from their families. Without the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade, many of their clients would not receive a gift for the holidays. 





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