Half-time surprise in Mt. Carmel

MT. CARMEL, IL (WFIE) - Fans at the Mt. Carmel-Vincennes Lincoln basketball game on December 13 enjoyed a double overtime thriller.

But, the best part may have been what happened at half time.. a surprise that involved the entire community.

Kyle Gaines is the town's biggest fan, and in turn, he has several 'fans' of his own who help to take care of him.

They decided to have a community family Christmas for Kyle.

Once the idea hit Facebook, and people started shopping, the Mt. Carmel community made sure Kyle got everything he asked for.

During halftime at the game on the 13th, Kyle was called to the announcer's stand for his surprise.

And the gift giving didn't stop with Kyle.  The effort inspired another gift collection that provided toys for more than 120 children in Mt. Carmel.

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