Pride of Kinston receives $50k for A Kinston Christmas

KINSTON, NC (WITN) - Christmas came early this year for one local non-profit organization.

Representative Chris Humphrey and Senator Jim Perry delivered a check for $50 thousand to "Pride of Kinston" last Friday.

Pride of Kinston is the city's downtown revitalization organization.

The check will go towards assisting in the growth and development of "A Kinston Christmas" in Pearson Park.

Organizers of the event say it is an effort to make Kinston a holiday season destination and they say with the help from Rep. Humphrey and Senator Perry, they can acquire more special pieces to add to the event to expand the experience.