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TODAY news for Thursday, December 17, 2007

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital news

Much ado about Christmas at LLU Children’s Hospital

A Children�s Hospital patient decorates a gingerbread house for the village in the hospital�s lobby.
A Children’s Hospital patient decorates a gingerbread house for the village in the hospital’s lobby.
Christmastime brings a whirlwind of festive activities at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

First of all, Santa and his team of elves—some of whom look suspiciously like members of the Big Hearts for Little Hearts Guild—arrived on the scene the last day of November to help the children decorate 100 gingerbread houses for the 12th annual Gingerbread Village.

Then the ladies of the Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team donned red and white costumes to clown with the mascot Bernie.

Next, a team of dedicated grown-ups stopped by Children’s Hospital with Frosty the Snowman in tow. They brought two enormous boxes full of presents for all the boys and girls.

After that, the talented young musicians of the Montessori School regaled an appreciative crowd with Christmas carols on violin, piano, and guitar.

Finally, Harry Heady of Core States Engineering dropped by to present Joanna DeLeon, LLUCH Foundation director, with a check for $3,000. What a nice way to thank Children’s Hospital for helping the kids!

By James Ponder

TODAY news for Thursday, December 17, 2007