2019 Empty Stocking Gala

Longview team member Jonathan Jones and his wife, Alex, had the privilege of attending this year’s Empty Stocking Gala. The Empty Stocking Gala is a Christmas charity event held at the Anniston Meeting Center in Anniston, AL each year. This year’s event marked the Gala’s 30th anniversary. Jonathan was a lifelong resident of the Anniston and Oxford area before relocating to Huntsville to join the Longview team in August 2019, and he knows firsthand the impact this event has on the community.

The Empty Stocking Gala began in 1989. Thirty years later, the event continues to be successful in making a difference in local communities during the holiday season. The event raises money to provide Christmas gifts to all children in DHR custody in the Calhoun and Cleburne County area. Additionally, it provides for gifts to indigent patients in local nursing homes. To learn more, visit the Gala’s website at