Mayors from across southeast Georgia joined forces in Savannah Wednesday morning to provide a brighter holiday for those in need, as part of the 55th annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.
Mayors from dozens of cities in the region gathered at the National Guard Armory on Eisenhower Drive, bringing gifts donated by citizens of their communities. The mayors then traveled motorcade-style to Georgia Regional Hospital, where the gifts were delivered to 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.