Santa Makes His Way to Navajos, Although a Little Late

Santa Makes His Way to Navajos, Although a Little Late

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Santa Claus may have been late getting to the Navajos in San Juan County -- but he made it worth the wait.

Ten Angel Flight Utah volunteer planes full of donated food, toys and clothes were unable to land in bad weather Christmas Eve.

Only one plane managed to touch down to deliver toys to the waiting children.

The community responded to the story by donating thousands of pounds of items to the tribe. The Mormon church, Toys for Tots and the Utah Food Bank also donated goods.

And yesterday, a volunteer truck driver set off to the reservation with gifts including six tons of food, 300 pounds of donated coats and enough toys for 500 children.

(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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