JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - County judges from across Region 8 got in the holiday spirit Tuesday morning.
The Crowley's Ridge Development Council serves 8 counties in Region 8, and all 8 judges from each county met Tuesday morning to decorate Christmas trees.
Judges from Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Poinsett, St. Francis, and Woodruff Counties met at the CRDC office in Jonesboro to help share Christmas cheer.
After decorating, each judge drew a name of a family in their county who will receive the decorated tree.
Craighead County Judge Ed Hill said it was a great to get all the judges together.
"They got a lot of work to do and a lot on their minds, but as you can see I think every county judge in this region came up and decorated a tree, and they all look great," Hill said.
Tim Wooldridge, Executive Director of the CRDC, said this event was all about helping those in need.
"There are a lot of families in impoverished situations that do not have things that we sometimes take for granted, so we appreciate the county judges coming and recognizing to just give a family a little spirit of Christmas by providing them a Christmas tree would be a fun thing," Wooldridge said.
CRDC staff voted for who decorated the best-looking tree.
Crittenden County received third place. Craighead County received second place, and Poinsett County received first place.
Santa even made an appearance for pictures with a group of children.
The trees will be presented to the families in the coming weeks.
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