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TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL NAVAJO SANTA VISIT TO THE RESERVATION
December 22, 2009

WHITE ROCKS, UT. — For 21 years Navajo Santa has been visiting the Utah Strip portion of the Navajo Reservation with holiday relief for those families without at Christmas time. As in past years Navajo Santa, led by Board Chair Kenneth Maryboy and President Marianne Felt, organized the Navajo Santa Giveaway at the community of White Rocks just south of Bluff, Utah on the Navajo Indian Reservation. For those hardy families braving the very cold temperatures, Navajo Santa provided food boxes, sacks of flour, hygiene kits, shovels, warm clothing, toys, household items and other necessities to an estimated 500 families.

A visit from Santa Claus is always a staple as well as an art table to entertain children, door prizes, contests of skill and a traditional Navajo meal served with plenty of hot chocolate and coffee.

"The Navajo Santa board has always enjoyed this visit as much as anyone" said long-time board member Ann Johnson, "to see our year-long work payoff in relief for so many families is a real blessing."

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Families making their way around the
tent perimeter selecting items from
the Navajo Santa 2009 Giveaway.
 
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