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Kiwanis Club Helps Santa Deliver Early Christmas Presents

Warning! To preserve the magic of the season, this article is for parents’ eyes only.

180 stops.

 More than 600 gifts.

 Santa certainly was busy in Brecksville on Sunday.

For the past 21 years, the Kiwanis Club of Brecksville has helped lead a troupe of Santas around the city, delivering presents and Christmas spirit.

"It's Christmas. It's not that we're helping anyone needy or anything, but we're bringing a lot of joy to the community," Kiwanis President Kevin Brusk said.

Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club and its high school counterpart, the Key Club, filled on Sunday, filling up cars and vans with presents family members dropped off earlier in the week.

People also could volunteer even if they weren't part of either club; Brusk got his start in Kiwanis as an unaffiliated volunteer for the Santa delivery service.

also followed the caravans around town, making sure Santa arrived at each house safely.

Children had the chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas, and Santa checked with some of them to make sure they were doing their chores. Lucas Culotta, 3, wanted to know how Santa was going to fit down his home's small chimney.

It's magic, of course.

Check out the video for some clips and photos from one of the trips. Santa's stand-in (he can't be everywhere at once!) in the video is Kiwanis member Mark Vastartis.

Lindsay McCoy December 21, 2010 at 08:56 PM
So cute!

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