Santa Makes Special Visit To Univ. of Iowa Children's Hospital

By Mark Carlson, Iowa City Bureau Chief


By Aaron Hepker

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Dozens of volunteers, including Santa Claus, helped bring gifts to sick kids at the Children's Hospital in Iowa City Tuesday afternoon.

"There are thousands of gifts," said Tim Clark, a volunteer with the Clinton Lions club. Clark has been bringing gifts to kids at the hospital for 30 years.

Lions clubs from all around far Eastern Iowa helped make the special deliveries. "To see their faces light up, it just brings tears to your eyes," said Santa Claus.

Gifts of all shapes and sizes went to every kid in the hospital. The volunteers have been collecting them for months.

"It's just a great thing to do," said Clark. "It makes you feel great."

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