Does everyone have a list of “things I absolutely have to do some day” … i do – and one of the things on my list is to attend the annual Christmas For Kids Tour Bus Show in Henderson, Tenn. This year’s event was held on Dec. 14, and about 80 tour buses filled the Walmart parking lot in Henderson.
Keith Anderson, Darryl Worley, Bryan White, T.G. Shephard, Danielle Peck, Cowboy Troy, Bo Bice, Randy Houser, Joey and Rory, The Grascals, Burns and Poe, Danny Gokey and Gretchen Wilson were among the approximately 30 artists on hand to help raise money for Christmas For Kids, a non-profit organization that will take more than 400 children on a Christmas shopping trip at Walmart.
In addition to the very popular Tour Bus Show, a major fundraiser was held in November at the Ryman, featuring The Charlie Daniels Band and Friends. The money raised at that concert, and at the Tour Bus Show helps purchase Christmas gifts for the kids during the shopping trip.
Each child is assigned an adult chaperone before entering the store. Chaperones are there for security reasons, and to be sure that each child spends their $150 on anything they want. Most of the chaperones have been with Christmas for Kids for years.
Definitely something that I would like to get to attend sometime in the future. And, a really great thing these entertainers are doing to help children in the Nashville area. We have a Christmas Shopping Tour every year at our local Walmart. The money is raised by our Kiwanis Club, and volunteers take the children out shopping every year. Maybe we could talk a few of these entertainers who put their buses in Henderson every year to form a little caravan and head to east Tennessee to help us with our fund raising efforts. That would be really neat!
Time to get myself moving here. Another very busy day in store for me. Hope you are all ready for Christmas – it will be here before we know it. Talk to you all later!